The SPSA annual conference 2019 & Dreiländertagung

February 14th to 16th, University of Zurich

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Annual convention 2018, University of Geneva

«International Migration Governance: Chances and Limits».

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Annual Conference 2018

The SPSA annual conference 2018 took place from 5th to 6th February at the University of Geneva. This year’s guiding theme is “International Migration Governance: Chances and Limits”.

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Solidarity with the CEU

The Swiss Political Science Association expresses its full solidarity with the Central European University and its deep concerns of the proposed legislative changes to the CEU’s status in Hungary.

Today, SPSA president Prof. Patrick Emmenegger has sent the following letter to the Hungarian authorities on behalf of the SPSA board.

Download the SPSA declaration.

About the SPSA

The SPSA is the pivotal research network institution of political scientists in Switzerland. The SPSA working group framework allows researchers from various subfields to meet, work together and engage in current debates of political science. Furthermore, the SPSA acts as editor of the Swiss Political Science Review (SPSR) and organizes many different events, such as the SPSA Annual Conference with numerous participants from Switzerland and other countries. In addition, we update our members on current vacancies, events, call for papers and further activities. More...

Swiss Political Science Review

The Swiss Political Science Review is the most important political science journal in Switzerland. It is published on a quarterly basis at the Wiley publishing house on behalf of the SPSA.

The previous version of the Swiss Political Science Association Annual can be found here


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Master Studies

Our Master studies database gives an overview about political science master degrees in Switzerland. It is possible to search for the best individual study option via many different selection criteria.




Study on Post-docs in Switzerland

The Situation of Post-doctoral Political Scientists in Swiss Universities and Research Institutes - A Study Conducted by the Swiss Political Science Association




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