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The Double Bind: The Politics of Racial & Class Inequalities in the Americas

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Task Force Report The Double Bind: The Politics of Racial & Class Inequalities in the Americas The main goal of the task force, under the leadership of APSA President Rodney Hero, was to investigate the relationship between race and class in producing material, political, and social inequalities in the nations of the Americas. The task […]

Eric C. Vorst: Network Analysis of #APSA2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Twitter is always an active platform and great networking tool, partiularly during large conferences and events. The APSA 2016 Annual Meeting, located in Philadelphia, PA, was no different with attendees sharing all types of thought on the platform. One of our conference attendees, Eric Vorst, decided to do an analysis of what people were saying […]

Review Essay: Illiberalism Unbound: America’s Progressive Legacy

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Illiberalism Unbound: America’s Progressive Legacy by Desmond King, University of Oxford Is there any meaningful way in which leaders of the Progressive Era can be labelled ‘progressive’? Their racism and illiberalism are overpowering, and for scholars of this period, reek like chloroform. The notionally radical economist John Commons dismissed African Americans as “indolent and fickle.” The […]

“United in Diversity”: Research Ethics in European Political Science

Monday, October 24, 2016

“United in Diversity”: Research Ethics in European Political Science by Daniela R. Piccio, Università degli Studi di Torino In a recent article reviewing how national policies define research misconduct in the top forty countries for Research and Development (R&D) funding, Resnik, Rasmussen, and Kissling (2015) come to two main conclusions. First, only half the countries under […]

Varieties of Academic Labor Markets in Europe

Monday, October 24, 2016

Varieties of Academic Labor Markets in Europe by Alexandre Afonso, (@alexandreafonso), Leiden University How are academic job markets organized in European countries? This article provides a brief comparative overview of the functioning academic job markets in Europe, paying particular attention to the market for political scientists. The article emphasizes how the expansion of higher education access […]

The Discipline of Political Science in Europe: How Different Is It from Political Science in North America?

Monday, October 24, 2016

SYMPOSIUM: The Discipline of Political Science in Europe: How Different Is It from Political Science in North America? Daniel Stockemer, University of Ottawa Ekaterina R. Rashkova, Utrecht University Jonathon W. Moses, Norwegian University of Science and Technology  Alasdair Blair, (@Alasdair_Blair), De Monfort University How do we do political science in Europe? What is political science in Europe? How do […]

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 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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