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Review Essay: America’s Welfare Parastate by Jacob Hacker

Friday, October 21, 2016

America’s Welfare Parastate by Jacob S. Hacker, Yale University In the last twenty years, students of U.S. social policy have developed a distinctive new picture of the American “welfare state”—the complex of social policies designed to reduce economic hardship and insure against economic risk. Prior to this revisionist work, the American welfare state was seen mostly […]

APSA 2017 Award Nominations Are Now Open

Friday, October 21, 2016

Nominations for 2017 APSA Awards are Now Open! Recognizing excellence in the profession is one of APSA’s most important roles.  Through the service of member committees who review nominations, APSA makes awards for the best dissertations, papers and articles, and books in the various subfields of the discipline, as well as for career achievement in […]

Public Engagement Profile: Melissa Miller

Friday, October 21, 2016

From speaking to community groups to liaising with the media and briefing policymakers, political scientists share their work with non-academic audiences in diverse ways. In this new interview series from APSA’s Public Engagement Program, APSA members discuss how and why they engage in the public arena and offer their tips for successful engagement. For more […]

Who Decides When the Party Doesn’t? Authoritarian Voters and the Rise of Donald Trump

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Who Decides When the Party Doesn’t? Authoritarian Voters and the Rise of Donald Trump by Matthew C. MacWilliams, University of Massachusetts Amherst While the party decides theory explains the outcomes of past nomination battles for president, this year in the Republican presidential contest party insiders failed to anoint a standard bearer. Who decides when the party […]

Conditional Arbiters: The Limits of Political Party Influence in Presidential Nominations

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Conditional Arbiters: The Limits of Political Party Influence in Presidential Nominations by Wayne P. Steger, DePaul University The 2016 Republican presidential nomination challenges arguments about political party insiders’ influence on the outcome.  Party insiders can influence the outcome but their influence is conditional on the participation, coalescence, and timing of party stakeholders behind a front-runner during […]

Party versus Faction in the Reformed Presidential Nomination System

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Party versus Faction in the Reformed Presidential Nomination System Marty Cohen, James Madison University David Karol, University of Maryland Hans Noel, (@ProfHansNoel), Georgetown University John Zaller, University of California, Los Angeles Political scientists have devoted vastly more attention to general presidential elections than to party nominations for president. This emphasis might be reasonable if parties could be counted on to […]

Please Clap: Applause, Laughter, and Booing during the 2016 GOP Presidential Primary Debates

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Please Clap: Applause, Laughter, and Booing during the 2016 GOP Presidential Primary Debates Patrick A. Stewart, University of Arkansas,Fayetteville Austin D. Eubanks, University of Arkansas,Fayetteville Jason Miller, University of Arkansas,Fayetteville The 2016 Republican Party presidential primary debates were unprecedented in the amount of media and public interest generated. Substantially driven by curiosity about reality television celebrity Donald Trump, […]

APSA News & Updates

Register Now to attend the APSA 2017 Teaching & Learning Conference 
Join us for the 14th Annual Teaching & Learning Conference, February 10-12, Long Beach, CA,  to promote high-impact practices and innovative methodologies for the political science classroom. 

Remember to Vote: 2016 APSA Bylaws
At the all-member business meeting at the 2016 Annual Meeting, members voted to adopt a new set of bylaws and articles of incorporation. Ballot opened September 30.

Dates/locations Announced for Annual Meeting 2021 and 2022
Hotels and conference spaces for meetings as large as APSA are contracted at least 5 years in advance. APSA's 117th Annual Meeting will be held in Seattle September 29-October 3, 2021 at the Washington Convention Center and Sheraton Seattle. APSA's 118th Annual Meeting will be held in Montreal September 14-18, 2022 at Palais des congrès de Montréal/The Montreal Convention Center and the Westin Montreal. APSA had done in-depth analysis to be able to make these changes. Learn more.

Apply for the 2017-2018 APSA Minority Fellowship Program
Deadline: October 25, 2016
Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-2018 APSA MFP Program. Each year APSA awards 12 funded fellowships in the amount of $4,000 to support individuals from underrepresented backgrounds who are applying to grad school in political science.

Now Accepting Applications for the 2017-2018 APSA Congressional Fellowship
Deadline: December 5, 2016
Fellows gain hands-on experience in Congress by serving on congressional staffs, following an intensive one-month orientation. Open to political scientists who have completed a PhD in the last 15 years or will have defended a dissertation by November 2017. Applications are welcome from political scientists in all subfields with a scholarly interest in Congress and policymaking. Fellowships are also available for journalists and communications scholars. Learn more & apply.

Call for Authors for PS:Political Science & Politics, due February 1, 2017
“Academics who are In the Arena: Pedagogical Perspectives from Political Scientists who have served in Elected Office” Seeking contributions from political scientists who have served in elected office with experience in runing and serving in state/local offices. See full call here.

Join APSA's Experts Database!
APSA draws on the database to respond to media requests for experts in all areas of political science. Sign up here.

Replication and Data Research Transparency (DA-RT)
Providing appropriate access to evidence, and research transparency or interpretability, are among the most important topics in the social sciences today. Recent discussions of implementation of guidelines in social science journals are engaging many APSA members and revealing many compelling views. Therefore, we provide a variety of materials to inform this vital discussion. Read the presidents’ statement on implementation of guidelines in the APSR.

A Proposal for a New APSA Journal
APSA proposes adding a new online-only open access journal to its publication portfolio. This journal will be free of all paywalls or subscription requirements, meaning that it will be accessible to anyone in the world with an Internet connection. Read the proposal.

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