Author Archives: Kenneth Benoit
We have recently witnessed peaceful protests against societally entrenched racism and discrimination in many European countries. The European Political Science Association (EPSA) is committed to equality and equal opportunity within the political science community in Europe and beyond. EPSA condemns racism and discrimination in our profession. We support an inclusive European academic community in which members feel supported, safe, heard and protected from acts of racism and discrimination. As with … Continue Reading
At its 2019 Annual Meeting in Belfast, the European Political Science Association elected Vera E. Troeger as its new president. She is Professor of Comparative Political Science at the University of Hamburg and Professor of Political Economy in the Department of Economics at Warwick University. Vera has been a long-standing and active member of EPSA. She was the founding editor-in-chief of EPSA’s flagship journal, Political Science Research and Methods, and … Continue Reading
The European Political Science Association is very pleased to announce the incoming Editor-in-Chief of its flagship journal Political Science Research and Methods, Paul Kellstedt (Texas A&M) who will start a 5 year tenure in June 2018. Paul, in collaboration with the Political Science Department at Texas A&M, submitted a superb proposal to the EPSA publications committee that will ensure the continuous success of PSRM in establishing itself amongst the top … Continue Reading
This week a draft bill amending a 2011 Act on National Higher Education is scheduled to be debated in the Hungarian Parliament. This bill, if implemented, will significantly undermine the operation of international academic institutions based in Hungary. The European Political Science Association does not interfere with domestic political issues of any country, but it speaks out whenever measures have significant detrimental effects on its key aim of promoting free and independent political science … Continue Reading
On 27 June 2016, at the Friday reception held at the Brussels City Hall, Political Science Research and Methods chief editor Vera Troeger presented two awards: Best paper published in PSRM, to Blake E. Garcia and Cameron Wimpy, for “Does Information Lead to Emulation? Spatial Dependence in Anti-Government Violence“; and Best reviewer award, to Eric Neumayer of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Well done both!
Following the failed military coup, the Turkish Council of Higher Education is seeking the resignation of 1,577 university deans, while the Ministry of National Education has suspended over 15,000 teachers and staff from their jobs, and announced the closure of 626 institutions and the revocation of the license of 21,000 teachers working in private institutions. Academics who are conducting research abroad must return to Turkey and those in the country have … Continue Reading