This week a draft bill amending a 2011 Act on National Higher Education is scheduled to be debated in the Hungarian Parliament. This bill, if implemented, will significantly undermine the operation of international academic institutions based in Hungary. The European Political Science Association does not interfere with domestic political issues of any country, but it speaks out whenever measures have significant detrimental effects on its key aim of promoting free and independent political science … Continue Reading
On 27 June 2016, at the Friday reception held at the Brussels City Hall, Political Science Research and Methods chief editor Vera Troeger presented two awards: Best paper published in PSRM, to Blake E. Garcia and Cameron Wimpy, for “Does Information Lead to Emulation? Spatial Dependence in Anti-Government Violence“; and Best reviewer award, to Eric Neumayer of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Well done both!
Following the failed military coup, the Turkish Council of Higher Education is seeking the resignation of 1,577 university deans, while the Ministry of National Education has suspended over 15,000 teachers and staff from their jobs, and announced the closure of 626 institutions and the revocation of the license of 21,000 teachers working in private institutions. Academics who are conducting research abroad must return to Turkey and those in the country have … Continue Reading
On 26 June 2015, at the Friday reception held at the Vienna Town Hall, Political Science Research and Methods chief editor Vera Troeger presented two awards: Best paper published in PSRM, to Elias Dinas, Pedro Riera, and Nasos Roussias for “Staying in the First League: Parliamentary Representation and the Electoral Success of Small Parties“; and Best reviewer award, to Dominik Hangartner of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Well … Continue Reading