As IPSA celebrates its 70th anniversary, and the ECPR approaches its 50th anniversary, both organisations are seeking to develop a new profile of political science across the world.

In recent years, many concerns have been raised about developments in the profession, from growing job insecurity, lack of diversity, and excessive administrative burdens to outright threats to academic freedoms. At the same time, it can also be argued that political science has also been flourishing, with immense public interest in our work, stronger methodological skills, more cosmopolitan networks, and high student demand.

Accordingly, to gather systematic evidence, and to learn about the views and experiences of political studies and science academics in their countries, ECPR and IPSA are inviting political science academics to participate in the ECPR-IPSA World of Political Science survey. It would be greatly appreciated if any political scientists in academia would complete the questionnaire, which will take around 20 minutes of your time.

All responses are anonymous, and no identifiable personal data is collected in this survey. Data will be treated in the strictest confidence, under the terms of the UK Data Protection Act and in accordance with IPSA’s and ECPR’s Privacy Policies, and it will be used solely for the purposes of the ECPR and IPSA.  The dataset will be released in early-2020.

Queries should be sent to the Survey Administrator, ECPR’s Communications Manager Rebecca Gethen at