Organized Section Membership Counts

As of Saturday, April 19, 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 356 304
Section 02: Law and Courts 643 571
Section 03: Legislative Studies 548 476
Section 04: Public Policy 869 737
Section 05: Political Organizations and Parties 475 412
Section 06: Public Administration 421 357
Section 07: Conflict Processes 434 380
Section 08: Representation and Electoral Systems 363 300
Section 09: Presidents and Executive Politics 352 300
Section 10: Political Methodology 964 852
Section 11: Religion and Politics 510 436
Section 13: Urban Politics 339 294
Section 15: Science, Technology and Environmental Politics 352 306
Section 16: Women and Politics Research 601 502
Section 17: Foundations of Political Theory 696 592
Section 18: Information Technology and Politics 247 211
Section 19: International Security and Arms Control 509 438
Section 20: Comparative Politics 1353 1182
Section 21: European Politics and Society 376 323
Section 22: State Politics and Policy 409 346
Section 23: Political Communication 442 392
Section 24: Politics and History 562 489
Section 25: Political Economy 652 567
Section 27: New Political Science 446 382
Section 28: Political Psychology 477 412
Section 29: Political Science Education 456 384
Section 30: Politics, Literature, and Film 316 271
Section 31: Foreign Policy 563 466
Section 32: Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior 836 722
Section 33: Race, Ethnicity and Politics 530 449
Section 34: International History and Politics 376 302
Section 35: Comparative Democratization 587 512
Section 36: Human Rights 350 301
Section 37: Qualitative and Multi-method Research 872 780
Section 38: Sexuality and Politics 211 169
Section 39: Health Politics and Policy 239 214
Section 40: Canadian Politics
Established in 2009
183 163
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
177 175
Section 43: Migration and Citizenship
Established in 2012
383 333
Section 44: African Politics Conference Group
Established in
71 71
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