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Electoral Rules and Legislative Particularism: Evidence from U.S. State Legislatures

Friday, December 09, 2016

Electoral Rules and Legislative Particularism: Evidence from U.S. State Legislatures Tanya Bagashka, University of Houston Jennifer Hayes Clark, University of Houston We argue that state legislative politics is qualitatively different from national congressional politics in the extent to which it focuses on localized and geographically specific legislation salient to subconstituencies within a legislative district. Whereas congressional […]

On the Rights of Warlords: Legitimate Authority and Basic Protection in War-Torn Societies

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

On the Rights of Warlords: Legitimate Authority and Basic Protection in War-Torn Societies Robert A. Blair, Brown University Pablo Kalmanovitz, Universidad de los Andes This article examines the legitimacy of the use of force by armed nonstate actors resisting the imposition of state rule over territories they control. We focus on the rights of warlords: subnational strongmen […]

New Editor of Politics and Gender, Mary Caputi

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Mary Caputi, New Editor of Politics and Gender “I believe that there is more richness and resonance surrounding both the terms “politics” and “gender” that can be explored in ways that widen the purview of topics of interest to an untapped reading audience.  Both terms operate on numerous levels and carry an amplitude of layered […]

Meet 2016-2017 APSA Congressional Fellow Héctor Perla

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Héctor Perla – University of California, Los Angeles Héctor Perla Jr. (Ph.D. UCLA, 2005) is a Senior Research Fellow at the Council On Hemispheric Affairs in Washington DC. He is currently a Congressional Fellow with the American Political Science Association. Before moving to Washington DC, Dr. Perla held teaching positions at UC Santa Cruz, Ohio University, a […]

Meet Minority Fellowship Program Recipient Kenisha Gransberry

Monday, December 05, 2016

The following student was named as 2016-2017 APSA Minority Fellowship Program recipient during the fall 2015 application cycle. These fellows plan on entering a PhD program in political science in the fall of 2016. Kenisha Gransberry is a graduating senior majoring in political science and minoring in History. She is very active in the political […]

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 […]

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.

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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