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30 Years After the Immigration Reform and Control Act

Friday, December 02, 2016

“30 Years After the Immigration Reform and Control Act” Panel, 2016 APSA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA Panelists discuss the legacy of IRCA, their thoughts on the immigration research that political scientists should conduct, and their views on the political and scholarly challenges going forward. Chair: Deborah Schildkraut, Tufts University Presenters: Karthick Ramakrishnan, University of […]

Collective Threat Framing and Mobilization in Civil War

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Collective Threat Framing and Mobilization in Civil War Anastasia Shesterinina, Yale University Research on civil war mobilization emphasizes armed group recruitment tactics and individual motivations to fight, but does not explore how individuals come to perceive the threat involved in civil war. Drawing on eight months of fieldwork with participants and nonparticipants in the Georgian-Abkhaz […]

Meet Minority Fellowship Program Recipient David Knight

Thursday, December 01, 2016

The following student was named as 2016-2017 APSA Minority Fellowship Program recipient during the spring 2016 application cycle. David Knight is a PhD student in the political science department at the University of Chicago, where he is also part of the interdisciplinary training program in the education sciences. Before coming to Chicago, David was a certified […]

Meet 2016-2017 APSA Congressional Fellow Gabrielle Bardall

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Gabrielle Bardall, PhD – University of Montreal Gabrielle has worked on political transitions and institution building with United Nations and other international organizations in over three dozen countries over the past 15 years. Her academic research on comparative democratization processes examines opposition behaviors in hybrid regime elections, women’s political participation and international democracy assistance. She […]

Notes from the Editors: American Political Science Review

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Notes from the Editors: American Political Science Review In this second-to-last issue of 2016, we are very pleased to offer as our lead article a paper that we believe illustrates a model of research transparency in qualitative comparative work. In addition to the lead article we also present articles that offer a rethinking of “warlord […]

Support APSA Programs and the Future of Political Science this #GivingTuesday

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

#GivingTuesday is here! Join APSA for a day of small gestures with a big impact. 2016 was a year of many firsts – and a year in which some things also stayed the same. Now more than ever, the importance of a political science profession that is open, to scholars regardless of need is critical […]

Meet 2016-2017 APSA Congressional Fellow Jeremy Gelman

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Jeremy Gelman, PhD – University of Nevada, Reno Jeremy Gelman is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Reno. His research examines the U.S. Congress and presidency with an emphasis on how policymakers select which issues they prioritize on their legislative agendas. He has studied the phenomenon of dead-on-arrival bills, presidential […]

APSA News & Updates

A Memo from the APSA Executive Director, Steven Rathgeb Smith
Read information updates on the APSA Teaching and Learning Conference at the Westin Long Beach, 10-12 February 2017.

Read the APSA 2017-19 Strategic Plan
The American Political Science Association (APSA) promotes scholarly understanding of political ideas, norms, behaviors, and institutions to inform public choices about government, governance, and public policy. APSA supports excellence in scholarship and teaching and informed discourse about politics, policy and civic participation. The Association promotes a lively, diverse community of scholars, teachers, students, and practitioners who bring wide-ranging interests, methodologies, and perspectives to the analysis and conduct of government and politics. The Association disseminates information, facilitates collaboration among its members, and publicizes research findings on important theoretical and political issues, and publishes a variety of materials relevant to the discipline. It enhances the capacity of political scientists to conduct research, improve teaching, develop professionally, and communicate their ideas within the discipline and to wider publics. APSA is committed to transparency, open enquiry, scholarly pluralism, high standards of ethics and integrity, and a global perspective. Read the strategic plan.

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.

The 2017 Ralph Bunche Application (RBSI) Cycle Now Open
Deadline: January 20, 2017  
The RBSI Program is designed to introduce to the world of doctoral study in political science those undergraduate students from under-represented racial and ethnic groups or those interested in broadening participation in political science. It will take place from May 28 - June 29 at Duke University.

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. Participate in the participatory, open-to-all members discussion of transparency in qualitative research, sponsored by the Qualitative and Multi-Method Research section - new deadline Jan. 1.

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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