Organized Section Membership Counts

As of Friday, July 25, 2014

The Committee on Organized Sections oversees policies related to organized sections and monitors section size.

If a section membership falls below 250 members for four consecutive quarters the Committee on Organized Sections will notify the section that they will not be included as part of the next official program committee of the annual meeting then forming (for example, if notified in the summer of 2015, a section would be excluded from the 2016 Program Committee). The section typically has a year to reach the 250 member level, and will be listed on the APSA Membership Renewal form with an asterisk indicating the threshold is below the minimum number.

If the section does not reach 250 members in any quarter during the year, it will be required to disband, and can merge with another section, become a related group, or cease to function.

SectionMember count including those lapsed within the past 90 daysMember count as of now
Section 01: Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations 355 330
Section 02: Law and Courts 653 572
Section 03: Legislative Studies 543 482
Section 04: Public Policy 847 723
Section 05: Political Organizations and Parties 474 421
Section 06: Public Administration 432 368
Section 07: Conflict Processes 475 414
Section 08: Representation and Electoral Systems 359 310
Section 09: Presidents and Executive Politics 348 297
Section 10: Political Methodology 971 843
Section 11: Religion and Politics 501 435
Section 13: Urban Politics 335 295
Section 15: Science, Technology and Environmental Politics 370 331
Section 16: Women and Politics Research 592 526
Section 17: Foundations of Political Theory 721 607
Section 18: Information Technology and Politics 244 210
Section 19: International Security and Arms Control 525 450
Section 20: Comparative Politics 1398 1209
Section 21: European Politics and Society 382 339
Section 22: State Politics and Policy 399 352
Section 23: Political Communication 446 384
Section 24: Politics and History 574 508
Section 25: Political Economy 665 588
Section 27: New Political Science 451 370
Section 28: Political Psychology 497 423
Section 29: Political Science Education 438 384
Section 30: Politics, Literature, and Film 320 270
Section 31: Foreign Policy 560 479
Section 32: Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior 827 734
Section 33: Race, Ethnicity and Politics 531 454
Section 34: International History and Politics 382 325
Section 35: Comparative Democratization 610 535
Section 36: Human Rights 368 308
Section 37: Qualitative and Multi-method Research 885 792
Section 38: Sexuality and Politics 201 179
Section 39: Health Politics and Policy 245 208
Section 40: Canadian Politics
Established in 2009
186 164
Section 41: Political Networks
Established in 2009
271 234
Section 42: Experimental Research
Established in 2010
297 231
Section 42: Experimental Research
Established in 2010
261 240
Section 43: Migration and Citizenship
Established in 2012
406 354
Section 44: African Politics Conference Group
Established in
154 154
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