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Recruitment by Petition: American Antislavery, French Protestantism, English Suppression

Friday, September 30, 2016

Recruitment by Petition: American Antislavery, French Protestantism, English Suppression By Daniel Carpenter Why do petitions flourish when they are often denied if not ignored by the sovereigns who receive them? When activists seek to build political organizations in network-rich but information-poor environments, petitioning as institutional technology facilitates recruitment. A petition’s signatory list identifies and locates […]

The Koch Network and Republican Party Extremism

Friday, September 30, 2016

The Koch Network and Republican Party Extremism by Theda Skocpol, Harvard University and Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs Presidential election years attract attention to the rhetoric, personalities, and agendas of contending White House aspirants, but these headlines do not reflect the ongoing political shifts that will confront whoever moves into the White […]

John Ishiyama Shares Advice for Political Science Students

Thursday, September 29, 2016

APSA Announces New Editorial Team for the Journal of Political Science Education

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Washington, D.C. – September 29, 2016 – The American Political Science Association (APSA) has announced a new editorial team for the Journal of Political Science Education. After an intensive national search for the next editorial team, APSA selected a team of six editors, led by Victor Asal, University at Albany.  The editorial team includes Mitchell Brown, […]

Mass Opinion and Immigration Policy in the United States

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Mass Opinion and Immigration Policy in the United States: Re-Assessing Clientelist and Elitist Perspectives By Morris Levy, Matthew Wright and Jack Citrin We argue that widely accepted elitist and “clientelist” models of immigration policy in the United States unduly minimize popular pressure on policy-making. These models portray majority opinion in ways that fail to recognize […]

Arthur Lupia: The Value of APSA Membership

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Fast-Tracked or Boxed In? Informal Politics, Gender, and Women’s Representation in Putin’s Russia

Monday, September 26, 2016

By Janet Elise Johnson Why hasn’t the marked increase in women in politics over the last half century led to the expected results of increased gender equality and more democracy? In order to propose a new answer to this question, which is central for both theoretical and empirical feminist political science, I look at the […]

APSA News & Updates

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 opens 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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