The Dean of the Graduate School invites you to attend the upcoming Food for Thought meeting. Dr. Danielle Stockmann (Political Science) will discuss Authoritarianism 2.0. The meeting wiil be chaired by prof. Ingrid Biezen.
In brief, the regulations entail that students must register for each exam using uSis. Registration is only possible during the registration period, and it is not possible to register late.
Dr. Wouter Veenendaal has won the 2014 'Jaarprijs Politicologie' (annual political science thesis prize) for his PhD dissertation 'Politics and Democracy in Microstates. A Comparative Analysis of the Effects of Size on Contestation and Inclusiveness'.
Henceforth, all correspondence with the Exam Committee of the Institute of Political Science should be addressed to the secretary of the committee.
Political Science at Leiden University is in an impressive 34th position in the QS World University Rankings that were published on 26 February. In 2012 it was in the top 100, while in 2013 Political Science already climbed to the 35th place.
The new colloquia of the Centre for Political Philosophy (CPP) will start in February. The CPP aims to be an interdisciplinary platform for political thought, bringing together all those with active interests in the field at Leiden University. The CPP is an initiative of the Institute for Philosophy and the Institute for Political Science at Leiden University.
Prof. Madeleine Hosli has been awarded a Jean Monnet Chair Ad Personam for her research project Explaining and Understanding Processes of European Integration (EUPEI). The winning project is part of the European Union’s Lifelong Learning Program.
In a video lecture on European disintegration, political scientist Hans Vollaard discusses the question of how the European Union might fall apart. The video lecture is part of the Virtual Exchange Program Perspectives on the Euro(pean) crisis for master's students from eight European universities in inter alia Leiden, Osnabrück, Padova, Tartu and Thessaloniki.
As of 21 October 2013, the email address of the Educational Committees of Political Science has changed. Instead of a general email adress for all educational committees, each individual educational committee now has its own unique email address.
Tuesday 24 September last the Anniversary Food for Thought Meeting took place with Prof. Rudy Andeweg as guest speaker. He discussed how history affected the research programme of the (current) Institute of Political Science at Leiden University. The recording of his presentation is now available online.
The Graduate School invites you to attend the Anniversary Food for Thought Meetings: 'Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences: Highlights and Development 1963-2013'. Presenter prof. Rudy Andeweg will discuss how history affected the research programme of Leiden political science?
The Board of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences invites all staff and students to the festive opening of the academic year 2013-14 on Thursday 5 September.
With the help of this starting grant political scientist Daniela Stockmann will be able to examine the role of social media and how the Chinese authorities handle this.
Several Political Science graduate students have recently obtained prestigious scholarships.
The Student Desk will be closed in the summer period from Friday 26 July until Monday 12 August 2013. In this period no e-mails will be answered.
Femke Avtalyon-Bakker MPhil was awarded the Daniël Heinsius Thesis Award 2013 for her MPhil thesis "Democracies, autocracies, liberal norms and the use of force. An experimental approach to the democratic peace thesis." The Institute of Political Science congratulates her with this excellent performance!
The Master of Science (MSc) in Political Science at Leiden University is ranked second place among other Dutch Political Science masters’ programmes in the newly released Dutch Keuzegids Masters 2013.
The First EDA-Egmont PhD Prize in European Defence, Security and Strategy has been awarded to Dr. Benjamin Pohl for his dissertation " But We Have to Do Something – The Drivers behind European Crisis Management Operations "
The Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Dr. Jet Bussemaker, has given te opening address to the conference 'Political Legitimacy and the Paradox of Regulation' in Leiden. Her speech discussed practical experiences with the paradox of regulations: rules are necessary for a legitimate government, but quite often also impede its authority. The full text of the Minister's speech and the subsequent introduction of the conference theme by Prof. Ruud Koole can be found below.
The Leiden University Research Profile Area 'Political Legitimacy: Institutions and Identities' kindly invites all Leiden scholars and others who are interested to attend the opening ceremony of the international conference ‘Political Legitimacy and the Paradox of Regulation’ on Wednesday 23 January .