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Announcement of 2018 IPSA Awards Winners

IPSA is pleased to announce the recipients of the following IPSA Awards, granted on the recommendation of the IPSA Committee on Organization, Procedures and Awards (COPA):

Foundation Mattei Dogan Award winner: James Scott

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Prof. James Scott received the Award for his contribution to the advancement of political science. Prof. Scott will deliver an award lecture at the 2018 IPSA World Congress on Sunday, 22 July at 15:30. Prof. Scott is the Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale University and Professor of Anthropology and is co-Director of the Agrarian Studies Program.
James Scott's biography

Juan Linz Prize winner: Adam Przeworski

Adam Przeworski.jpgThe purpose of the Juan Linz Prize is to honour a prominent scholar engaged in the Decentralization, Multinational and Multiethnic Integration and Federalism Comparative Research of which Juan Linz was a master. Prof. Przeworski is the Carroll and Milton Professor of Politics and (by courtesy) Economics at New York University.
Adam Przeworski's biography

2018 Karl Deutsch Award winner: Robert Putnam

Photo small_Robert Putnam.jpgThe purpose of the Karl Deutsch Award is to honour a prominent scholar engaged in the cross-disciplinary research of which Karl Deutsch was a master.
Robert D. Putnam is the Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University. 
Robert Putnam's biography


Stein Rokkan Travel Grant Award Winner: Aeshna Badruzzaman

Aeshna Badruzzaman_web.jpgThe purpose of the Stein Rokkan fellowships is to assist a small number of graduate students to attend the world congress by covering their basic travel and accommodation costs. The recipients receive financial assistance towards travel and subsistence. The awards are made on the recommendation of the IPSA Committee on Organization, Procedures and Awards (COPA), and they are supported by the Stein Rokkan fund.
Aeshna Badruzzaman is a doctoral candidate in Political Science at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts:
Aeshna Badruzzaman's biography


Global South Award Winner: Meenakshi Bansal

Meenakshi Bansal small.jpgEstablished to recognize the work done by a scholar from the Global South, and whose scholarly contribution is focused on the relevant countries/ regions/ themes. This award also recognizes cumulative body of work. It was awarded for the first time at the 2009 World Congress of Political Science.
Dr. Meenakshi Bansal works in the Post Graduate Department of Political Science at JVMGRR College (India).
Meenakshi Bansal's biography


Book Your Accommodations at Discounted Rates until June 18th!

A limited number of rooms are still available for the 2018 IPSA World Congress of Political Science (Brisbane,21-25 July 2018). Preferential rates have been negotiated for congress participants, with a variety of room rates for all budgets. Please visit the Destination page on the World Congress website for a complete list of hotels, rates and policies. The reservation cut-off date is 18 June 2018.

Content Analysis Presentations at the Tech Zone

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Provalis Research, a world-leading developer of text analysis software, will demonstrate “Automated Content Analysis in Political Science” presentations at the Tech Zone, located next to the exhibition area. The 45-minute presentations are scheduled every day (July 22nd to 25th) at 11 a.m. at the 2018 IPSA World Congress of Political Science in Brisbane.

“Political analysis involves researching news articles, magazines, reports, speeches, press releases, social media and much more. The volume of available text has exploded in the digital age. This explosion is partly due to the rapid move to store and distribute documents in electronic text databases. However, it is extremely time consuming, expensive and in many cases impossible to read each and every document related to ones research. Automated content analysis makes it possible to systematically import and analyze very large volumes of text documents without spending vast sums on hiring coders. This presentation will showcase the different content analysis approaches such as computer assisted qualitative coding; text mining; content analysis dictionaries or taxonomies and supervised machine learning. We will discuss when one technique may be more appropriate than another and how they can work together to analyze text data.”

For further information about exhibition opportunities, please visit our Exhibitor page.

İlter Turan Brings Together Distinguished Scholars for the President’s Plenary

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IPSA President İlter Turan will lead the President’s Plenary session at the 25th IPSA World Congress on July 24, 2018. The Plenary, titled Challenging the Borders of Liberal Democracy: The Global Rise of Populism, brings together distinguished scholars from different regions of the world. Speakers will include María Esperanza Casullo, Duncan McDonnell, Leonardo Morlino, Ersin Kalaycioglu, Pippa Norris and Ronald Inglehart.

İlter Turan’s biography

Speakers and their presentations:

María Esperanza Casullo
Presentation: Populist Myths and Populist Bodies: Understanding Populist Representation

Duncan McDonnell
Presentation: Respectable Radicals? Right-wing Populists and Mainstream Parties

Ersin Kalaycıoğlu
Presentation: Democracy and Populism: The Achilles’ Heel of Democratic Government

Leonardo Morlino
Presentation: New Populism and Protest Parties

Pippa Norris and Ronald Inglehart
Presentation: Tipping Points, Cultural Backlash & Rising Populism

David P. Forsythe Confirmed as Plenary Speaker at the 2018 IPSA World Congress

IPSA is proud to announce that David P. Forsythe, Charles J. Mach Distinguished Professor of Political Science at University of Nebraska-Lincoln and an authoritative voice in the international politics of human rights, will serve as plenary speaker for the upcoming 25th IPSA World Congress.

Prof. Forsythe will deliver a keynote speech titled “The Future of Human Rights in an Era of Narrow Nationalism: The Margin for Cross Border Concern and Action