On July 21st-25th, 2018, the 25th Jubilee World Congress of International Political Science Association took place in Brisbane, Australia.

It gathered more than 2 thousand scientists from around the world (2,400 scientists were expected). Exactly, from 2,351 registered participants 2,239 attended in the Congress (in comparison to the IPSA World Congress in Poznań in 2016 from 2,729 registered participants 2,239 attended). The participants from 84 countries were represented at the Congress (at the IPSA World Congress in Poznań in 2016 - 92 countries). The IPSA World Congress Programme featured 4 plenary sessions, 6 special sessions, 1 award session and 516 panels (total number of panel proposals was 936).

Few facts about Polish delegation on Congress:

 

 

We would like to remind you that in November 1957, the Polish Political Science Association was established in Warsaw as the first political science association in Central and Eastern Europe and one of the first in the world.

On the subject of the Polish Political Science Society, see among others:

Barbara Krauz-Mozer, Piotr Borowiec, Paweł Ścigaj, History of the Polish Political Sciences Society (1957-2010), www.ptnp.org.pl/do_pobrania/historia_ptnp.pdf.

Barbara Krauz-Mozer, Piotr Borowiec, Paweł Ścigaj (2011), Establishment of a scientific corporation - Polish Political Science Society (PTNP), in: Who are you a political scientist? History and state of discipline in Poland, Vol. 1, Jagiellonian University Publisher, Cracow.

Barbara Krauz-Mozer, Piotr Borowiec, Paweł Ścigaj, The Condition and Perspective of Polish Political Science in the Beginning of the 21st Century, in: Barbara Krauz-Mozer, Małgorzata Kułakowska, Piotr Borowiec, Paweł Ścigaj (eds.), Political Science in Europe at the Beginning of the 21st Century, Jagiellonian University Press, Cracow.

Czesław Mojsiewicz (2005), 25 years of activity of the Polish Political Sciences Society, in: C. Mojsiewicz, From politics and political science, Adam Marszałek Publishing House, Toruń.

Jerzy J. Wiatr (1968), Report on the aefinties of Polish Associations of Political Science in 1964-1967, “Polish Round Table” Vol. 2.

Polish Political Science Association (PPSA) was established in 1957, but Poland is a member of International Political Science Association (IPSA) since 1950. PPSA is the only one association grouping the political scientists in the country.

PPSA has 18 branches in Polish cities and within the association functions 10 research sections. PPSA co-publishes two periodicals which have an acknowledged scientific reputation: quarterly "Athenaeum. Polish Political Science Studies" (two issues in English in a year), http://www.athenaeum.umk.pl/podstrony/english.html and "Polish Political Science Yearbook" which became a quarterly journal and is a leading peer-reviewed Central European journal of political science, international relations, public policy and security studies, being published since 1967, http://www.marszalek.com.pl/yearbook/

PPSA every year organises theoretical and methodological workshops as well as awards a prize for the best PhD thesis in political science. Since the beginning PPSA representatives are strongly represented in political science international associations, now e.g.: member of IPSA Executive Committee, member of European Consortium of Political Science Associations Executive Committee, member of Central European Political Science Association (CEPSA) Executive Committee, member of European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Executive Committee, Central European Political Science Association (CEPSA) National Representative, chair of IPSA RC 13, chair of IPSA RC 21, vice-chair of IPSA RC 12, vice-chair of IPSA RC 14 and members of Executive Boards of other IPSA RCs.

Poland hosted the 24th World Congress in Political Science in Poznan (23-28 July 2016) with almost 3,000 participants from 99 countries.

PPSA will co-organise 22nd Annual Conference of CEPSA at Wroclaw University entitled "Integration versus Disintegration? CEECs towards European Union and its challenges" (14-15 September 2017), http://www.cepsa-conference.uni.wroc.pl

PPSA warmly invites to take part in the 4th Polish Congress of Political Science at the Faculty of Political Science of Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin (18-20 September 2018). The main topic will be "The State during the period of changes".