Organized Section Membership Counts

As of Wednesday, August 20, 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 361 329
Section 02: Law and Courts 648 570
Section 03: Legislative Studies 546 487
Section 04: Public Policy 823 713
Section 05: Political Organizations and Parties 466 424
Section 06: Public Administration 428 369
Section 07: Conflict Processes 482 416
Section 08: Representation and Electoral Systems 357 315
Section 09: Presidents and Executive Politics 339 300
Section 10: Political Methodology 970 857
Section 11: Religion and Politics 497 440
Section 13: Urban Politics 335 285
Section 15: Science, Technology and Environmental Politics 380 339
Section 16: Women and Politics Research 592 530
Section 17: Foundations of Political Theory 721 615
Section 18: Information Technology and Politics 246 216
Section 19: International Security and Arms Control 527 455
Section 20: Comparative Politics 1386 1208
Section 21: European Politics and Society 382 340
Section 22: State Politics and Policy 401 357
Section 23: Political Communication 452 399
Section 24: Politics and History 584 506
Section 25: Political Economy 671 586
Section 27: New Political Science 438 361
Section 28: Political Psychology 488 424
Section 29: Political Science Education 438 382
Section 29: Political Science Education 1 1
Section 30: Politics, Literature, and Film 321 270
Section 31: Foreign Policy 572 496
Section 32: Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior 824 728
Section 33: Race, Ethnicity and Politics 535 464
Section 34: International History and Politics 378 322
Section 35: Comparative Democratization 608 546
Section 36: Human Rights 361 311
Section 37: Qualitative and Multi-method Research 886 802
Section 38: Sexuality and Politics 207 184
Section 39: Health Politics and Policy 249 211
Section 40: Canadian Politics
Established in 2009
189 168
Section 41: Political Networks
Established in 2009
290 247
Section 42: Experimental Research
Established in 2010
274 228
Section 42: Experimental Research
Established in 2010
273 241
Section 43: Migration and Citizenship
Established in 2012
417 356
Section 44: African Politics Conference Group
Established in
175 173
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