Swedish Political Science Association
The Swedish Political Science Association ("Swepsa"), founded in 1970, is the disciplinary organisation for political scientists in Sweden. Swepsa has both institutional members (approximately 17) from the 14 universities and 22 university colleges in Sweden and individual members from all over the country. Membership is open to everyone with an interest in political science and includes researchers, teachers, Ph.D. students and practitioners of various kinds. As a member, you are entitled to take part in the annual meetings and related conference. The annual conference rotates between the main universities and university colleges and includes both general sessions and a range of smaller workshops where papers are presented and discussed. Traditionally, there have been sections for international politics, public administration, comparative politics and political theory, while in recent years additional groups have been formed to cover, for instance, gender politics, EU research, constitutional politics and the politics of environment and sustainable development.
The purpose of Swepsa is fourfold: to promote critical debate of the aims and means of political science and its function in society at large; to inform about research in the field; to stimulate co-operation between political scientists from different departments in Sweden; and to represent Swedish political science in international co-operations, e.g. in NOPSA, ECPR and IPSA, i.e. the Nordic, European and international organisations. Swepsa has a close collaboration with the Swedish political science journal entitled "Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift", managed by a foundation at Lund University and published from 1964 and onwards, which contains both research articles and debates relating to political science. Since 2005, Swepsa has a special section for information and debate published in this journal. Swepsa members contribute regularly to the journal and enjoy a reduced subscription rate.
The chairmanship of Swepsa rotates biannually between the different university-based political science departments, while its steering board is comprised of approximately 17 representatives from all departments including those from university colleges, Ph.D. students and practitioners.
SWEPSA Annual Meeting
SWEPSA has an annual meeting every fall. The annual meetings include paper-giving thematic workshops, a keynote address, and other joint activities. The 2017 annual meeting will be arranged by the political scientists at Karlstad University and will be held in Karlstad during October 2017. Further information will be provided later.
Collective Membership Fee is paid for those employed within Swedish Political Science Departments.
200 SEK for full-time employed
100 SEK for students
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Board of SWEPSA 2016-2017
Anders Lidström, Umeå University
Maria Solevid, Göteborg University
David Feltenius, Umeå University
Monika Berg, Örebro University
Douglas Bromesson, Lund University
Andreas Duit, Stockholm University
Joakim Ekman, Södertörn University
Terence Fell, Mälardalen University
Magnus Hagevi, Linnaeus University
Dan Hansén, National Defence College
Per Jansson, Linköping University
Jonna Johansson, Halmstad University
Simon Matti, Luleå University of Technology
Anna Michalski, Uppsala University
Inga Narbutaité-Aflaki, Karlstad University
Bo Petersson, Malmö University
Åsa von Schoultz, Mid Sweden University
Irina Mancheva, Umeå University, PhD representtive
Karin Eriksson, Journalist, public representative
Thomas Larue, Swedish Parliament, public representative