Useful Documents


  • Guide for RC Chairs (pdf, 736 kb)
  • RC Event Fundings (guidelines) (pdf, 130 kb)
  • RC Event Fundings (form) (pdf, 126 kb; Word, 68 kb)
  • Research Committees (RC) - Complete list of Research Committees 

RC01 - Concepts and Methods

RC02 - Political Elites

RC03 - European Unification

RC05 - Comparative Studies on Local Government and Politics

RC06 - Political Sociology

RC07 - Women and Politics in the Global South

RC08 - Legislative Specialists

RC09 - Comparative Judicial Studies

RC10 - Electronic Democracy

RC11 - Science and Politics

RC12 - Biology and Politics

RC13 - Democratization in Comparative Perspective

RC14 - Politics and Ethnicity

RC15 - Political and Cultural Geography

RC16 - Socio-Political Pluralism

RC17 - Comparative Public Opinion

RC18 - Asian and Pacific Studies

RC19 - Gender Politics and Policy

RC20 - Political Finance and Political Corruption

RC21 - Political Socialization and Education

RC22 - Political Communication

RC23 - Elections, Citizens and Parties

RC24 - Armed Forces and Society

RC25 - Comparative Health Policy

RC26 - Human Rights

RC27 - Structure and Organization of Government

RC28 - Comparative Federalism and Multilevel Governance

RC29 - Political Psychology

RC30 - Comparative Public Policy

RC31 - Political Philosophy

RC32 - Public Policy and Administration

RC33 - The Study of Political Science as a Discipline

RC34 - Quality of Democracy

RC35 - Technology and Development

RC36 - Political Power

RC37 - Rethinking Political Development

RC38 - Politics and Business

RC39 - Welfare States and Developing Societies

RC40 - New World Orders?

RC41 - Geopolitics

RC42 - Security, Integration and Unification

RC43 - Religion and Politics

RC44 - Military's Role in Democratization

RC45 - Quantitative International Politics

RC47 - Local-Global Relations

RC48 - Administrative Culture

RC49 - Socialism, Capitalism and Democracy

RC50 - The Politics of Language

RC51 - International Political Economy

Call for Proposals Now Open
The Call for Proposals for the next AICPS World Congress of Political Science, to be held in Brisbane (Australia), 21-25 July 2018, is now open!
Proposals for panels and papers on any subject within political science are welcome. The Congress Theme “Borders and Margins” will be featured in specially organised topical sessions and events.
The website for the 25th World Congress of Political Science is now accepting proposals for panels and papers.

Call for Proposals Opens:             30 MAY 2017
Proposal Submission Deadline:  10 OCT 2017
Anyone can submit a proposal for a panel or paper. Proposers do not need to be a member of AICPS. If you do not currently hold an AICPS account, you will be asked to create one before submitting your proposal for a panel or paper.

Rules for Participation
Proposers may submit a paper abstract to a session of interest. The three types of sessions are:

  • Research Committee (RC) sessions
  • General Sessions (GS)
  • Local Organizing Committee (LOC) Sessions
    NOTE: If you have been invited to submit a paper to a panel, you must use the submission link provided in the invitation. If you did not receive it, please contact the panel convenor (organizer).
    View Sessions Open to Submissions
    1.    Anyone can submit a paper proposal. However, you must be signed up for a free AICPS website account to be able to submit a proposal. You do not need to be a member of AICPS to submit a proposal, however in order to participate and register for the World Congress you must become an AICPS member.
    2.    Only the main author should submit the paper proposal. Co-authors (if any) must be added once the abstract is submitted.
    ALL panelists must be signed up for a free AICPS website account in order to have their names included as a co-author in the paper proposal or another role on the program.
    3.    To maximize participation in the World Congress, it is necessary to limit the number of appearances of any single individual as follows:

No individual may make more than one appearance in the program in each of the following categories:

  • Chair or co-chair of a panel
  • Discussant on a panel
  • "Papergiver": may appear twice - once as a main author and once as a co-author.  Should more than one of your proposals be accepted, only 1 will be accepted in the final program and any others rejected.  You will have the choice to choose the proposal you wish to keep.

Exceptions may be made for women in relation to gender balance on a panel by the Program Chairs.

Delegates presenting a paper in the regional LOC sessions (AUS or OCIS) may present a second paper in the GS or RC sessions.
4.    If you are accepted:

  • You will be asked to upload the complete paper by July 1, 2018 in your account.
  • Be prepared to present your paper orally, in no more than 15 minutes at the congress.
  • Your name will ONLY appear in the Printed Program if you register by April 10, 2018.
  • Your proposal will remain on the Program if you register by May 9, 2018. If you fail to complete the registration by this date, your paper will be withdrawn from the program.

NOTE: Paper proposals can only be edited by the main author (the person who submitted the proposal).

Guidelines for Paper Proposals

Paper proposals for any session must be submitted in English or French.
Paper Title

  • The title cannot exceed 25 words
  • Do not write your title in quotation marks
  • Do not use ALL CAPS and Capitalize titles in English as per the example below:
  • Politics in a World of Inequality
  • Politics in a world of inequality
  • "Politics in a World of Inequality"

Paper Abstract

  • The following points should be covered in your Abstract:
    1.    the research question your paper investigates
    2.    a very brief description of the methodological approach
  • The Abstract must not exceed 350 words.
  • Do not include references, bibliographical notes, or your contact information in the abstract text.
  • Review your use of language.

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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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