The Action is intended to serve as a vehicle for the development of an in-depth, innovative assessment of the state of European Political Science, from both a professional and an applied perspective. Accordingly, the following goals ought to be pursued:
a) a reflection on the recent evolution (at least the past 20 years) of the academic subject of Political Science, through an extensive country-by-country analysis.
b) a broad report on two specific aspects of the professionalization of the subject: the notion of mobility within and across national borders (through the adoption of different definitions and measurement approaches), and that of internationalization.
c) a broad analysis of the social impact of Political Science within policy-making processes at both national and supranational levels. Social impact will be assessed by focussing on 3 specific dimensions: