International Political Science Association (IPSA)

Association internationale de science politique (AISP)
Asociación Internacional de Ciencias Politicas
Internationale Vereinigung für Wissenschaft der Politik
Mezdunarodnaja Associacija Politiceskoj Nauki

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1949-09 Paris France


Founded under the auspices of B-XB3383 - UNESCO.

Constitution amended at Council Meetings: 19-26 Aug 1955, Stockholm (Sweden); 15-19 Sep 1958, Rome (Italy); 21-25 Sep 1964, Geneva (Switzerland); 31 Aug - 5 Sep 1970, Munich (Germany FR); 12-18 Aug 1979, Moscow (USSR); 9-14 Aug 1982, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); 21-25 Jul 1991, Buenos Aires (Argentina); 17-21 Aug 1997, Seoul (Korea Rep); 8-12 Jul 2012, Madrid (Spain).


Support development of political science worldwide; create an inclusive and global political science community; promote collaboration between scholars in emerging and established democracies and support academic freedoms needed for social sciences to flourish.


2025-07-12 | Seoul, Korea Rep – World Congress of Political Science
2024-09-11 | Lisbon, Portugal – Conference

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World Congress (every 2 years); Council; Executive Committee; Research Committees (50); Secretariat, headed by Executive Director.


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