ARGENTINE ASSOCIATION OF POLITICAL ANALYSIS
The Argentine Association of Political Analysis (SAAP for its initials in Spanish) supports and encourages cooperation in research and training among individual political scientists in Argentina and cross-nationally. It also helps to sustain and promote the activities of academic institutions and research centres in all sectors of political science.
The SAAP has also been actively involved in international academic activities. Among others, in 1991, it successfully hosted the 15th World Congress of International Political Science Association in Buenos Aires participated by 1400 scholars from 55 countries.
The SAAP was established in 1982 as a non-profit scholarly association, with the objective of promoting the exchange of ideas, the debate of problems, the maintenance of a high level of professional ethics, and the defence of shared interests in the field of Political Science. The SAAP functions as a recognized non-profit association. It's directed by an Executive Committee elected by its members every three years. Following Oscar Oszlak (1983-1992), the Presidents of SAAP have been: Edgardo Catterberg (1992-1993), Arturo Fernández (1993-1995), Eugenio Kvaternik (1995-2000) and Arturo Fernández (2000-2008). The current President (2008-2011) is Miguel De Luca. Since 2006 the SAAP Honourary President is Guillermo O’Donnell.
The SAAP currently has approximately 350 individual members from Argentina and other countries. Amongst them are students, graduates and faculty members from various universities, social scientists from universities and other institutions. Any political scientist may apply for full membership. All members receive a free subscription to the Revista SAAP. The Association as such, will not assume a position upon any question of public policy not directly related to the discipline of political science or commit its members to any position thereupon. The SAAP is institutionally affiliated to the International Political Science Association – IPSA.
Currently, the headquarters of the SAAP is located at
Ayacucho 132, primer piso. (C1025AAD)
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
SAAP Website: http://www.saap.org.ar
SAAP Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- joins members from professors to lecturers, PhD students and undergraduate students of political science and related disciplines to professionals from the private and public sectors,
- organises its National Congress every two years,
- promotes and participates regularly on a variety of scientific events such as occasional seminars and round tables,
- edits the Association journal Revista SAAP,
- informs about important events in the field through its electronic newsletter,
- provides information on political science through its website which contains contact information and online searchable databases (www.saap.org.ar).
The Revista SAAP
The Revista SAAP is the official journal of the Argentine Association of Political Analysis and publishes articles on all aspects of politics, independent of theoretical, empirical or methodological approach. Each manuscript will be reviewed anonymously. All submissions must represent original and unpublished work. The Revista SAAP aims to publish:
- quality peer-reviewed refereed articles in all areas of political studies - including comparative politics, political philosophy, international relations, gender politics, political economy, electoral behavior, political sociology, political development, public opinion, and public policy,
- shorter peer-reviewed refereed research notes,
- critical comments and responses in the form of debates,
- book reviews of major books in the field of political studies, and especially books written by academics based in Argentina and/or dealing with relevant Argentinean subjects.
The SAAP electronic newsletter
The SAAP members receive an electronic newsletter twelve times a year. Besides information about political science and research in Argentina, news relating to relevant topics and the latest about conventions and conferences, it also contains information about the work of SAAP.