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From Within to Between Nations: Subnational Comparison across Borders

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

From Within to Between Nations: Subnational Comparison across Borders by Jefferey M. Sellers, University of Southern California Long a staple in the toolkit of American politics, comparison among subnational territorial units has gained increasing currency in [...]

The Structure of Description: Evaluating Descriptive Inferences and Conceptualizations

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The Structure of Description: Evaluating Descriptive Inferences and Conceptualizations by Marcus Kreuzer, Villanova University Explanation presumes description. Description explores the who, when, where, and how, and its answers furnish the raw material for theorizing and explaining. This [...]

Beyond Democracy-Dictatorship Measures: A New Framework Capturing Executive Bases of Power, 1789-2016

Monday, March 18, 2019

Beyond Democracy-Dictatorship Measures: A New Framework Capturing Executive Bases of Power, 1789-2016 by Jan Teorell, Lund University and Staffan I. Lindberg, University of Gothenburg We attempt to integrate the literatures on authoritarian regime types and democratic forms [...]

APSA Minority Fellowship Program Spring Applications Due Today – Meet MFP Fellow Michelangelo Landgrave

Friday, March 15, 2019

Apply Now for the APSA Spring 2019 Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) — Deadline for applications: March 15, 2019 The APSA Minority Fellows Program, established in 1969, aims to increase diversity in the discipline of political science. [...]

Press Gallery: APSA Members in the Media

Friday, March 15, 2019

  The Week in Writing: March 8 to March 15, 2019 Recent blogs and op-eds authored by APSA members Senators Nuked the Filibuster in 1975. Then They Changed Their Minds. James Wallner, Legislative Procedure, March [...]

Beyond the Field: Ethics after Fieldwork in Politically Dynamic Contexts

Friday, March 15, 2019

Beyond the Field: Ethics after Fieldwork in Politically Dynamic Contexts by Eleanor Knott, London School of Economics As researchers, when do our ethical obligations end? How should our ethical obligations respond to dynamic and unstable political [...]

APSA Minority Fellowship Program Spring Applications Due March 15 – Meet MFP Fellow Marco Alcocer

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Apply Now for the APSA Spring 2019 Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) — Deadline for applications: March 15, 2019 The APSA Minority Fellows Program, established in 1969, aims to increase diversity in the discipline of political science. [...]

APSA News & Updates

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Major Gifts to APSA Support New Partnerships and Diversity in the Discipline
With great appreciation, the American Political Science Association (APSA) announces a major donation of $1.2 million from the Ivywood Foundation, which is substantially funded by the family of Rogers M. Smith, the current APSA President, as well as a personal donation of $200,000 from Rogers Smith and his wife, Mary Summers to the Generation to Generation Campaign for the Ralph J. Bunche Fund. Read more.

APSA Statement on Gender Studies in Hungarian Universities
APSA expresses deep concern regarding the Hungarian government’s plan to end funding and accreditation for gender studies at the county’s universities. The proposal continues the worrying trend of restrictions on academic freedom in Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s government (see APSA’s previous letter on threats to academic freedom and the status of universities in Hungary here). Read the full statement.

APSA Statement on Selection of Dr. Arthur Lupia as Head of NSF’s Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate
APSA welcomes the appointment of Dr. Arthur Lupia as the assistant director of the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE). He is the Hal R. Varian Collegiate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan and the chair of the National Academies Roundtable on the Communication and Use of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Lupia has a long history of service to APSA and the discipline, including service as a chair of the Task Force on Public Engagement, APSA treasurer, and APSA Council member. Read the full statement.

APSA Statement on Trump v. Hawaii Ruling
The American Political Science Association stands by its previous condemnations (from January 30, 2017 and March 7, 2017) of the administration’s executive actions to restrict entry to the United States for residents, refugees, and visa holders from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen, and North Korea.  The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the ban deeply harms academic freedom in a fundamental way by restricting the ability of scholars to meet, learn and exchange ideas on campuses of American colleges and universities. Read the full statement. 

APSA 2018 Council Nominations
The APSA Nominating Committee is pleased to announce its 2018 nominees for APSA Council. Each has agreed to serve if elected.  The call for nominations was circulated among the membership, and outreach specifically to APSA committees and organized sections was conducted.  View the 2018 Council nominations.

APSA Statement on Reinstating Citizenship Question in 2020 Census
On March 26, 2018, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that it will reinstate a question regarding citizenship status in the 2020 census. The census last included a citizenship question in 1950. The American Political Science Association is concerned that this announced change for the 2020 census, which was introduced without following standard practice for public comment and testing new questions, could compromise the response rate and undermine the scientific integrity of the decennial questionnaire. This data—a record of the number of all people in the United States—is of critical importance not only to state, local, and federal government officials and policymakers, but also to researchers across a variety of social and behavioral science disciplines, including political science. Read the full statement here.

Read the report on the 2017 APSA Survey on Sexual Harassment at Annual Meetings in PS
In the Spring of 2017, the APSA Professional Ethics, Rights, and Freedoms Committee surveyed the APSA membership to determine the extent and nature of perceived harassment experience at APSA Annual Meetings. Committee chair, Professor Virginia Sapiro, Boston University, and former committee member, Professor David Campbell, University of Notre Dame, co-authored a report based upon the survey findings. The survey and subsequent full version of the report complement the recent institution of the new APSA anti-harassment policy. Read more on the harassment resource page.

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