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New Editor of Politikon, SAAPS' official journal
Nov 14, 2019

New Editor of Politikon, SAAPS' official journal

Prof Christopher Isike has been appointed as the new Editor of Politikon (South African Journal of Political Studies). He succeeds Prof Joleen Steyn Kotze of the Human Sciences Research Council.

Call for papers: South African Association of Political Studies (SAAPS) 15th Biennial Conference 2020
Oct 10, 2019

Call for papers: South African Association of Political Studies (SAAPS) 15th Biennial Conference 2020

Beyond Capture and Fracture: The future of The State, Democracy and The International Order

Oct 03, 2019

SAAPS Regional Colloquium - Reflecting On South African Youth: 25 Years Into Democracy - 5 October 2019

University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg Campus, Commerce Building, Golf Road, KZN

Oct 03, 2019

SAAPS 2019 Regional Colloquia - Gauteng Colloquium Call For Papers

The Department of Political Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand will be hosting the SAAPS 2019 Gauteng Region Colloquium. The theme of the colloquium is Reimagining Decolonisation in the Post-Decolonial Moment.

Aug 21, 2019

Programme: SAAPS Regional Colloquium 2019

Topographies of Discontent: Exploring ethical praxes in 21st century South Africa | North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus - 22 August 2019

Aug 20, 2019

Call for Abstracts: Western Cape Regional Colloquium 2019

Theme: 'WTH is going on? The futures of politics: city, country and globe' | Venue: University of the Western Cape - 18th October 2019

Aug 20, 2019

Call For Abstracts: SAAPS Eastern Cape-KZN Regional Colloquium

Theme: 'Reflecting on South African Youth: 25 Years into Democracy' | Venue: UKZN, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal - October 5, 2019

Jul 23, 2019

2020 National Conference

Our 2020 national conference will be hosted by our counterparts at Rhodes University, Makanda (previously Grahamstown), South Africa.

May 22, 2019

26th World Congress of Political Science - Call for Proposals 2019

New Nationalisms in an Open World

Sep 13, 2018

Second Recruitment Call: Book Reviews Editor for Politikon: South African Journal of Political Studies for 2019 - 2023

The South African Association of Political Studies hereby invites applicants for the position of Book Reviews Editor of Politikon: South African Journal of Political Studies.

May 03, 2018

175 abstracts received for the SAAPS 2018 conference!

175 abstracts have been received for the 14th biennial conference on 'Change and Continuity' to be held at the University of Pretoria from 1-3 October.

Feb 01, 2018

Call for papers and panels: Change and Continuity: Politics, Socio-economic development and International relations in Africa and the world

South African Association of Political Studies (SAAPS) 14th Biennial Conference 2018 | University of Pretoria, Hatfield Campus, Pretoria, South Africa | 1 - 3 October 2018

Aug 04, 2017

SAAPS Western Cape Regional Colloquium 2017 - Call for panels and papers

Deadline for submissions (papers and panels): 1 October 2017

Aug 01, 2017

IPSA AISP Conference Programme

Conference Co-Hosted by RC07 (Women and Politics in the Global South) and RC 19 (Gender Politics and Policy) - SARChi Chair in Gender Politics - 8-10 August 2017

May 29, 2017

Call for papers: Is it the end of the world as we know it? The study of Politics in uncertain times

SAAPS Regional Colloquium at the University of the Free State (QwaQwa Campus) - 28 and 29 September 2017

May 10, 2017

1st Limpopo/Gauteng SAAPS Regional Colloquium

Theme: Debating the pace of transformation in South Africa after 23 years of democratisation - local and global perspectives.

IPSA World Congress of Political Science - Brisbane 2018
Mar 10, 2017

IPSA World Congress of Political Science - Brisbane 2018

It is with great pleasure that we invite our colleagues and collaborators throughout the world to Brisbane, Australia for the 25th IPSA World Congress of Political Science.

Feb 29, 2016

SAAPS Statement on Violence at Universities

The South African Association of Political Studies (SAAPS) notes with much concern the violent and destructive protest action that has exacerbated racial tensions through violent confrontations and the destruction of university buildings.