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SAAPS Research Committees

Research Committee

Committee Chair

Institutional affiliation

Email Address

Gender

Prof Amanda Gouws

Stellenbosch University

ag1@sun.ac.za

South African Politics

Prof Dirk Kotzé

University of South Africa

kotzedj@unisa.ac.za

Political Theory

Prof Laurence Hamilton

University of the Witwatersrand

lawrence.hamilton@wits.ac.za

Teaching and Learning

Prof Sally Mathews

Rhodes University

s.matthews@ru.ac.za

Middle East and North Africa

Dr LubnaNadvi

University of KwaZulu-Natal

nadvis@ukzn.ac.za

African Politics

Prof Chris Isike

University of Pretoria

christopher.isike@up.ac.za

Quality of Democracy

Currently vacant

   

International Relations and Diplomacy

Dr Martha Bridgman

South African Association of International Affairs

mbridgman@iafrica.com

Early-Career Research

Mr Sven Botha

University of Johannesburg

219119824@student.uj.ac.za

Research Ethics

Prof Vusi Gumede

University of South Africa

gumedvt@unisa.ac.za

IPSA research committee (RC) objectives

  • Develop research in political science, especially work based on international co-operation;
  • Organize and maintain personal contacts among political scientists with common interests;
  • Disseminate information and publish scholarly research;
  • Provide a framework between individuals and organizations concerned with teaching and research in political and other social sciences.

SAAPS Research Committee Convenor core activities and responsibilities

  • Recruiting members from SAAPS and from outside too (so long as they also join SAAPS);
  • Organising meetings at the regional colloquia and national conference;
  • Ensuring panels at the regional colloquia and national conference;
  • Sharing news of key events, publications and developments relevant to the caucus;
  • Organising caucus colloquia or SAAPS between SAAPS conferences;
  • Organising publications (special editions for journals, edited books etc.);
  • Participating in similar international bodies, associations and conferences as caucus leadership.