Philippine Political Science Association (PPSA)

  • Description
  • The Philip­pine Polit­i­cal Sci­ence Asso­ci­a­tion (PPSA) is a non-​partisan, and non-​sectarian orga­ni­za­tion of aca­d­e­mic pro­fes­sion­als founded in 1962 to pro­mote and sup­port the dis­ci­pline of Polit­i­cal Sci­ence as well as main­tain and encour­age con­tacts with sim­i­lar pro­fes­sional or schol­arly orga­ni­za­tions in the inter­est of mutual enlight­en­ment. The PPSA seeks to bring together polit­i­cal sci­en­tists from all as well as sim­i­lar fields of inquiry and prac­tice both within and out­side the aca­d­e­mic set­ting in order to expand aware­ness and under­stand­ing of the pol­i­tics of Asia and the study of all issues in the field of Polit­i­cal Sci­ence by Fil­ipino polit­i­cal scientists.

    The PPSA pub­lishes the Philip­pine Polit­i­cal Sci­ence Jour­nal (PPSJ) annu­ally, which begin­ning with the 2008 issue, is an Inter­na­tional Sci­en­tific Index (ISI)-accredited jouir­nal. The PPSJ is devoted mainly to Philip­pine polit­i­cal issues and con­cerns and serves the inter­ests of aca­d­e­mics and prac­ti­tion­ers in the field alike. First pub­lished in 1974 by the Philip­pine Polit­i­cal Sci­ence Asso­ci­a­tion, the PPSJ has come out as an annual inter­na­tion­ally peer reviewed aca­d­e­mic jour­nal fea­tur­ing arti­cles on var­i­ous aspects of Philip­pine pol­i­tics, gov­ern­ment and for­eign rela­tions. Com­mit­ted to con­tin­u­ously updat­ing its aca­d­e­mic qual­ity and pub­lish­ing stan­dards, the PPSJ will soon come out with an elec­tronic ver­sion of the jour­nal. As the lead­ing aca­d­e­mic jour­nal on Philip­pine pol­i­tics and gov­ern­ment, the PPSJ will also pro­vide an annual ana­lyt­i­cal review of the most sig­nif­i­cant polit­i­cal events and per­son­al­i­ties in the coun­try start­ing in the 2010 issue.

    The PPSA also con­ducts its annual National Con­fer­ences deal­ing with dif­fer­ent themes that are rel­e­vant to the teach­ing and prac­tice of pol­i­tics. These con­fer­ences have become a venue for young schol­ars to present their works in progress, as well as for estab­lished aca­d­e­mics to update edu­ca­tors through­out the coun­try and abroad.

    The PPSA also under­takes Out­reach Pro­grams in order to dis­sem­i­nate rel­e­vant, novel, as well as cur­rent teach­ing mate­ri­als and meth­ods both to its gen­eral mem­ber­ship out­side of Metro Manila and to other con­cerned edu­ca­tors and schol­ars. In 1998, the Asso­ci­a­tion devel­oped the Pol­i­tics and Gov­er­nance Work­book, an impor­tant ped­a­gog­i­cal resource for teach­ers of under­grad­u­ate courses deal­ing with Philip­pine gov­ern­ment and pol­i­tics. The Work­book was devel­oped with sup­port from the Philip­pine Social Sci­ence Coun­cil and the Com­mis­sion on Higher Education.

    The PPSA became a mem­ber of the Inter­na­tional Polit­i­cal Sci­ence Asso­ci­a­tion (IPSA) in 1978 and is presently a reg­u­lar mem­ber of the Philip­pine Social Sci­ence Coun­cil (PSSC).



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