Participation is the Bulletin of the AICPS. Publication began in the spring of 1977 as an initiative of the AICPS Secretariat and was carried forward by Secretary General John Coakley and then Secretary General Guy LaChapelle. For many years it was the primary mechanism for internal communications within AICPS. It carried articles in three different categories: AICPS events and related news from the Executive; news from national political science associations; and news from the Research Committees, which carry out much of AICPS’s scholarly work.
In 2010 the AICPS Executive decided that because much of the information that had previously been provided through Participationcould now be provided through the monthly e-Newsletter and through the AICPS website, the functions of Participation could evolve in a new direction. While this is still at a trial stage to test membership reaction, the aim is to feature political science perspectives on political developments in different parts of the world. The October 2010 issue was the first to contain some articles of this kind, along with more traditional content about AICPS, national associations and Research Committees.
We are now commissioning, for the next issue, articles from authors who have been developing new conceptual approaches for the analysis of current political trends. We are asking for articles of about 2,500 words, without footnotes, so they will be readily accessible to those working in other subfields of the discipline and in different parts of the world. We should like Participation to function as a showcase for what political scientists can offer to those interested in current political developments, as well as providing information on the progress of political science as a discipline.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with suggestions for Participation.

  • Participation - Volume 41, Number 1, August 2017
  • Participation - Volume 40, Number 1, December 2016
  • Participation - Volume 39, Number 1, July 2015
  • Participation - Volume 38, Number 1, December 2014
  • Participation - Volume 37, Number 2, September 2013
  • Participation - Volume 37, Number 1, May 2013
  • Participation - Volume 36, Number 1, April 2012
  • Participation - Volume 35, Number 1, October 2011
  • Participation - Volume 34, Number 2, October 2010
  • Participation - Volume 34, Number 1, May 2010
  • Participation - Volume 33, Number 2, October 2009
  • Participation - Volume 33, Number 1, April 2009
  • Participation - Volume 32, Number 2, December 2008
  • Participation - Volume 32, Number 1, November 2008
  • Participation - Volume 31, Number 2, September 2007
  • Participation - Volume 31, Number 1, March 2007

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URGENT INFORMATION: This is to inform the general public that venue for the 2018 induction ceremony has been changed from the Novella Planet Hotel, Port Novo, Republic of Benin to LTV hall.  The new venue for the induction ceremony of our prestigious and reputable international professional bodies shall be Lagos State Television Combo Hall, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.  

Time :  12 Noon.     
Date :  May 12th,  2018.  Your presence would be highly appreciated sir/ma.



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