Welcome

Welcome to the website of the Newsletter for the American Political Science Association's (APSA) Comparative Politics Section. The Newsletter publishes symposia on various substantive and methodological issues, highlights new data sets of broad appeal, and generally informs the community about field-specific developments. Recent symposia have looked at data access and research transparency, populism, the politics of space, and sensitive data. The Spring 2018 issue will focus on Policing and Domestic Security Forces in Comparative Perpsective. The Newsletter is currently edited by Matt Golder and Sona N. Golder at The Pennsylvania State University.

Fall 2017 Newsletter Release

We are pleased to release the Fall 2017 edition of the Newsletter. It contains a symposium on race and ethnic politics in comparative perspective and an overview of the Democratic Electoral Systems 3.0 dataset.

If you would like to cite this newsletter, we recommend using a variant of the following citation.

Spring 2017 Newsletter Release

We are pleased to release the Spring 2017 edition of the Newsletter. It contains a symposium on women/gender and comparative politics, a special topic on women and the profession, and an overview of the QAROT and WPEI datasets.

If you would like to cite this newsletter, we recommend using a variant of the following citation.

News - Council for European Studies’ 24th International Conference of Europeanists

Call for Papers & Announcement
Mini-Conference prior to the Council for European Studies’ 24th International Conference of Europeanists

Women in Society from a Historical Perspective: The Origins and Developments of Women’s Political, Social and Economic Engagement
University of Glasgow
July 11, 2017

New USAID Newsletter about Research and Learning

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Spring 2016 Newsletter Release

We are pleased to release the Spring 2016 edition of the Newsletter. It contains a symposium on Data Access and Research Transparency (DA-RT), a symposium on the politics of space, and an overview of the Ill-Treatment and Torture dataset.

If you would like to respond to the contributions in the DA-RT symposium, please visit our DA-RT Symposium page.

Travel Stipends Are Available for Graduate Students Presenting Papers at the 2016 APSA

We are pleased to announce that the section in comparative politics will provide up to ten travel stipends of $500 for graduate student members of the section whose papers have been accepted for presentation at the 2016 annual meeting of the APSA. It is open to all students who are members of the comparative politics section and who provide confirmation of their acceptance as a paper presenter.

Call for Prize Nominations

The Organized Section in Comparative Politics would like to invite you to submit nominations for the following prizes that will be awarded at the 2016 meeting of the APSA. Please direct nominations to members of the prize committees listed below. The deadline for nominations is March 15.

Luebbert Best Book Award

For the best book published in the field of comparative politics in 2014 and 2015.

New Book Series - Princeton Studies in Political Behavior

Princeton University Press announces a new series which will publish path-breaking and accessible work in political behavior. It will showcase works that promise to become the leading, influential books in a growing and vibrant area of behavioral and social science: the intersection of politics with social forces, psychological factors, and communication processes.

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