IPSA Newsletter - February 2022

IPSA NEWSLETTER - February 2022
IPSA is present at the Latin American Studies Association’s (LASA) first continental congress titled Rethinking Trans-Pacific Ties: Asia and Latin America, held virtually on 15-19 February 2022. The LASA Continental Congress series provide an opportunity to collaborate and work on various theoretical and practical problems presented in each continent in relation to Latin America.
IPSA’s Virtual Booth and Q&A Session 
IPSA is holding an exhibition booth at this virtual event. LASA delegates will learn about IPSA activities, publications, the 2023 IPSA World Congress of Political Science in Buenos Aires and enjoy a special discount on IPSA membership. Mathieu St-Laurent, Membership, Research and Strategy Senior Director, will also meet the delegates through an online Q&A session on 18 February 2022 at 11 am EST.
After formalizing its cooperation with the International Studies Association (ISA) in 2021, IPSA will have a strong representation at the 2022 ISA Convention in Nashville, U.S. The event will be held from 28 March to 2 April 2022 under the theme A Wider Discipline for A Smaller World.
IPSA President Dianne Pinderhughes, IPSA Past President Marianne Kneuer, Executive Committee member Francesca Longo, and IPSA Executive Director Kim Fontaine-Skronski will be present at the ISA Convention.
IPSA Booth
IPSA will also dispatch Mathieu St-Laurent, Membership, Research and Strategy Senior Director, to the event. Mr. St-Laurent will man a booth and meet ISA delegates to promote the 2023 IPSA World Congress and IPSA activities.
IPSA-ISA Joint Panels 
IPSA will organize two joint panels with ISA under the theme The Co-option of Critical Voices: How International Organizations Assimilate Critical Advocacy and Convert it into Global Norms. The panels will be chaired by Olivier Nay and Annabelle Littoz-Monnet.
The latest issue of the International Political Science Review for January 2022 (Volume 43, Number 1) features a collection of articles on political consumerism, which refers to the deliberate purchase or avoidance of products, goods, or services for political reasons. The issue opens with Lauren Copeland and Shelley Boulianne’s article Political consumerism: A meta-analysis. The authors explore why some people are more likely to engage in political consumerism. The issue also includes articles on welfare-state politics, the process of policy-making, and market constraints on politics in Europe.
IPSA members can access the full IPSR archive dating back to 1980 through the My IPSA menu. IPSA’s flagship journal, IPSR, is published by SAGE and is committed to publishing peer-reviewed material that makes a significant contribution to international political science.
18 March 2022
IPSA’s two research committees, RC21-Political Socialization and Education and RC29-Political Psychology, are organizing a joint workshop titled Political Identities Challenged. Exploring the Consequences of the Confrontation with COVID, Climate Change and Communicative Changes. This hybrid workshop will take place at Antwerp University and virtually on 18 March 2022. Prof. Christ’l De Landtsheer, former Chair of RC21, will give a lecture titled The Psychology of Politics.
The focus of the workshop will be on filling gaps in theory with empirical research and exchanging ideas about urgent changes and their possible consequences for research agendas. There will be no registration fee, but registration is mandatory.
9-10 May 2022
The Comparative Multilevel Citizenship workshop, organized by the Jean Monnet Chair at York University and IPSA’s RC46-Migration and Citizenship, will be held virtually on 9-10 May 2022.
This workshop explores the impact of EU citizenship and its consequences for European integration while casting a wider eye to other forms of supranational and/or multilevel citizenship in Africa, Asia, the Americas, and elsewhere.
Proposals for papers addressing any aspect of comparative multilevel citizenship are welcome by 21 March 2022. Selected papers may be invited to be revised for publication in an edited collection or a journal special issue.
Discover the exclusive advantages and services that IPSA membership offers and renew your membership or become a member for 2022.
Your valuable commitment allows IPSA to pursue its historical mission to support the development of political science worldwide, particularly in the Global South. Today, with the support of over 3,000 individuals and 61 national and regional association members, we are more than ever determined to accomplish our goals.
Some of IPSA's Membership Benefits
  • Connect with the IPSA international community
  • Take part in IPSA Research Committees
  • Participate in the IPSA World Congress of Political Science in 2023
  • Promote your work on the IPSA website and social media
  • Access our journals and publications online
  • Search the 14,389 papers in the Conference Proceedings Library
  • Enjoy discounts on SAGE, Oxford and MIT publications and more!
Glasgow Caledonian University
United Kingdom
Deadline: 23 February 2022
University of Cologne
Deadline: 25 February 2022
Carlos III University
Deadline: 28 February 2022
University of Gothenburg
Deadline: 28 February 2022
Nanyang Technological University
Deadline: 31 March 2022
University of Zurich
Deadline: 1 April 2022
ZHAW School of Management and Law
Deadline: 1 April 2022
Events, Call for Proposals, Awards
Paris, France
20-21 May 2022
Trento, Italy
1-2 July 2022
Washington, D.C., United States
10-12 August 2022
Girona, Spain
7-9 September 2022
Vienna, Austria
14-16 September 2022
Call for Proposal (Events)
Deadline: 28 February 2022
Deadline: 8 April 2022
Call for Proposal (Journal) 
Deadline: 28 February 2022
Publicize your job openings in our newsletter!
This service is offered free of charge to IPSA members. Post your job vacancies on the IPSA website by using the My IPSA menu, and we will include them here.
Non-IPSA members can also post job offers on the IPSA website for only US$200. We will promote the job opening on our website, social media accounts (150,000+ followers) and in the newsletter. Please contact us at webmaster@ipsa.org.
1. Published on 10 January 2022, the Crypto Theses for 2022 Report presents a comprehensive overview of the coming year’s blockchain and associated technologies, such as web3, DAOs, decentralized storage, or crypto technology. The 165-page Massari report, authored by Ryan Selkis, offers key trends, people, companies, and projects to watch for across the crypto landscape, with predictions for 2022, and it helps clarify concepts such as flippening, the use of RabbitHole for learning, the evolution of owned media, and so much more (Special Collections on the IPSAPortal).
2. Continued developments in blockchain and cryptocurrencies are fuelling interest in non-fungible tokens or NFTs. According to The Guardian, NFTs have become a sensation in the part of the art world controlled by big auction houses. Still, according to a recent report from Visa, designed to help visas enter this new commerce arena, they represent unprecedented opportunities for engaging fans in the world of sports and entertainment and creating potential new revenue streams for organizations. The Financial Times reports that Meta, formerly Facebook, is the first non-crypto company to integrate an NFT marketplace. Meanwhile, think tanks like RUSI are questioning links between NFTs and money laundering (Special Collections on the IPSAPortal).
3. Massive political donations from major technology companies are and will remain a topic of public interest. The Facebook website explains how public policy decisions can have significant implications for their users and the company’s future direction, and it details their support to campaigns either through their PAC or direct contributions. Similar data is available from the Federal Election Commission. Forbes reports that top Facebook executives donated $3.9 million in 2021, and many PAC contributions help elect lawmakers overseeing the company (Data Banks on the IPSAPortal).