International Association for Political Science Students

International Association for Political Science Students

logo of the International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS).] The International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS) is an international organization which represents and links students of political science, international relations and related fields.

Following the 2003 General Assembly of IAPSS the association has maintained a permanent seat in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

IAPSS represents some 10,000 students of political science worldwide and works in partnership with the International Political Science Association (IPSA) and other international bodies to develop the study of political science worldwide.


In 1996 political science students from Leiden, The Netherlands visited colleagues in Rome, Italy. At this meeting the idea of an international association for students in political science was discussed. In 1998 the first General Assembly of what would come to be known as IAPSS was held in Leiden, The Netherlands and the association was incorporated under Dutch law in that year.

By the end of 1999 IAPSS had grown to encompass 20 member associations from 15 countries across Europe and Africa. By 2008 IAPSS had gained member associations from most European states as well as Peru, US, Russia and Mexico.

Today IAPSS has member associations from more than 40 countries worldwide and individual members from even more. Including individual members and the members of Association Members, IAPSS claims some 10,000 affiliated students on every continent.

IAPSS General Assembly

The IAPSS General Assembly is the main decision making body of the association. The General Assembly meets annually to decide on the future direction of IAPSS and to elect students to act as members of the various IAPSS committees.

The location and theme of the General Assembly conference varies each year. The cities that have hosted a General Assembly and the themes of the conferences so far are:
* 1998 Leiden (The Netherlands) 'The Foundation Conference'
* 1999 Oslo (Norway) 'European Security beyond 2000'
* 2000 Debrecen (Hungary) 'Nations and Minorities'
* 2001 Rome (Italy) 'Humankind and Globalisation'
* 2002 Bucharest (Romania) 'New Europe: The Quest for Identity and Legitimacy'
* 2003 Ljubljana (Slovenia) 'New Wind'
* 2004 Marburg (Germany) 'Good Knowledge: Education as an Object of Trade'
* 2005 Moscow (Russian Federation) 'The End of the Transition Paradigm'
* 2006 Amsterdam (The Netherlands) 'Global Crime'
* 2007 Amsterdam (The Netherlands) 'Globalising Citizenship'
* 2008 Thessaloniki(Greece) 'The Future of Governace in the 21st Century'

Elected Officials

IAPSS elects representatives to three committees and one editorial board at the General Assembly each year. All previous committees and elected officials are archived at the [ IAPSS website] . At the 2008 General Assembly in Thessaloniki, Greece and through the e-GA in August 2008 IAPSS elected the following members for the 2008 mandate:

Executive Committee

* Chairperson: Alejandro Delmar
* Vice-Chairperson: Amra Hasic
* Vice-Chairperson: Nikola Zeljkovic
* Vice-Chairperson: Maja Kostanjsek
* Secretary General:Constantina Karagiorgi
* Treasurer: Milos Vasiljevic
* Member: Alexandru Gavrila
* Member: Vasilis Kilaris
* Member: Anna Tsokaleli

upervisory Committee

* Gina Kosmidou
* Harm Barend Wiegmann
* Roxana-Tatiana Santa

Disciplinary Commission

* Iana Stantieru
* Giulia Pischianz
* Alexandros Samaras

Regional Centre

*Latin American Regional Centre : Jose Luis Incio

"Politikon" Editorial Board

2008-2009 Mandate:
* Editor in Chief: Amra Hasic - Slovenia
* Editorial Board Members:
* Adrien Jahier - France
* Stelios Zarras - Greece
* Maria Paula Brito - Peru
* William Taggart - United Kingdom

"A Different View" Editorial Board

According to the new policy adopted by the Executive Committee, the Editorial Board for IAPSS monthly magazine "A Different View" will be composed of one Editor-in-Chief and two Co-Editors. For 2008-2009, the following comprise the Editorial Board of ADV: Call for editors ( Until October 13th )

* Editor-in-Chief: Hortenzia Hosszu - Hungary
* Co-Editor : Berekashvili Bakari - Georgia
* Co-Editor: Irma Qehajaj - Albania


IAPSS produces three regular publications.

"The IAPSS Newsletter" is an occasional communication to all members of IAPSS which includes news from the Executive Committee about IAPSS events, future plans of the Association and reports from IAPSS Officers around the world, including its representative to the Council of Europe. The IAPSS Newsletter is distributed via email to IAPSS members.

"A Different View", popularly known as ADV, is the monthly political magazine of IAPSS. It includes academic and opinion articles written by both members and non-members of IAPSS from around the world. It is published as a PDF document on the IAPSS website every month. Previously edited by Klavdija Pojbic(Slovenia),Berekashvili Bakari,Qehajaj Irma, Editor-in-Chief is Dr. Hortenzia Hosszu (Hungary).

"" is a fully peer reviewed academic journal. Managed by an international Editorial Board (which, in 2008/09, includes representatives from United Kingdom, France, Peru and France) and drawing on internationally recognised reviewers, the journal is published twice annually. One issue is exclusively published online while the other is published online and in hard copy.

IAPSS also maintains a blog: ["The IAPSS Telegraph"]

See also

* IAPSS Events
* History of IAPSS elected officialsIAPSS Partners
* World Student Press Agency - IAPSS Partner
* International Political Science Association - IAPSS PartnerIAPSS Publications
* A Different View - The monthly magazine of IAPSS

External links

* [ International Association for Political Science Students]
* [ Politikon: The IAPSS Journal of Political Science]
* [ A Different View: The IAPSS Monthly Magazine]

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