Organized Section Membership Counts

As of Wednesday, April 23, 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 356 306
Section 02: Law and Courts 646 575
Section 03: Legislative Studies 548 476
Section 04: Public Policy 871 739
Section 05: Political Organizations and Parties 476 414
Section 06: Public Administration 423 359
Section 07: Conflict Processes 434 380
Section 08: Representation and Electoral Systems 366 305
Section 09: Presidents and Executive Politics 352 300
Section 10: Political Methodology 966 854
Section 11: Religion and Politics 510 437
Section 13: Urban Politics 340 296
Section 15: Science, Technology and Environmental Politics 354 308
Section 16: Women and Politics Research 602 505
Section 17: Foundations of Political Theory 698 597
Section 18: Information Technology and Politics 247 212
Section 19: International Security and Arms Control 510 439
Section 20: Comparative Politics 1357 1191
Section 21: European Politics and Society 378 325
Section 22: State Politics and Policy 411 348
Section 23: Political Communication 442 392
Section 24: Politics and History 562 492
Section 25: Political Economy 653 569
Section 27: New Political Science 447 386
Section 28: Political Psychology 478 414
Section 29: Political Science Education 459 389
Section 30: Politics, Literature, and Film 316 274
Section 31: Foreign Policy 565 468
Section 32: Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior 839 726
Section 33: Race, Ethnicity and Politics 530 450
Section 34: International History and Politics 377 305
Section 35: Comparative Democratization 588 514
Section 36: Human Rights 350 303
Section 37: Qualitative and Multi-method Research 873 782
Section 38: Sexuality and Politics 211 170
Section 39: Health Politics and Policy 239 215
Section 40: Canadian Politics
Established in 2009
183 165
Section 41: Political Networks
Established in 2009
254 227
Section 42: Experimental Research
Established in 2010
321 257
Section 42: Experimental Research
Established in 2010
178 176
Section 43: Migration and Citizenship
Established in 2012
385 336
Section 44: African Politics Conference Group
Established in
71 71
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