Advocacy Program
The American Political Science Association (APSA) Advocacy Program advances the discipline of political science by educating policy makers and the citizenry about political science scholarship and education. We seek to increase federal support for basic and applied political science research and to promote independent peer review. Our activities address funding priorities across the discipline. The APSA is a member of the Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA), the National Humanities Alliance (NHA), the Coalition for International Education (CIE), the Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF)and the CivXNow Coalition.

APSA also advocates on behalf of political scientists and political science departments through letters, statements, and direct advocacy. Please contact Ben Goodrich, bgoodrich@apsanet.org, for further details. 

Latest News
  • On May 10, 2023, Dr. Colleen J. Shogan, a political scientist, was Senate-confirmed by a vote of 52-45 as the next Archivist of the United States and head of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Read APSA's statement on Dr. Shogan's confirmation here.
Get involved
APSA members play a key role in informing policymakers and the public about political science research and education. APSA provides a variety of resources to assist our members in their outreach activities.
  • Advocate for state-level higher education funding now. Use APSA's state-level talking points to make your ask. 
  • Are you the recipient of NSF or NEH funding? Let your representatives know! See APSA’s template here
  • Sign up for action alerts from COSSA and the NHA, and join their annual advocacy days. APSA members may be eligible for discounts on registration. Contact advocacy@apsanet.org for more information. 
  • Use the CivXNow coalition resources to advocate on behalf of the bipartisan Civics Secures Democracy Act.
  • Learn other ways to advocate for political science and respond to current action alerts on our Member Action page.
Letters and Statements
Political Science News

Formal Models of Authoritarian Regimes: A Critique

Friday, September 22, 2023

Formal Models of Authoritarian Regimes: A Critique By Adam Przeworski, New York University The very idea that authoritarian regimes (“autocracies”) may enjoy popular support is hard to fathom for democrats. Models of authoritarian regimes often [...]

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Donald Trump and the Lie

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Donald Trump and the Lie By Kevin Arceneaux, Sciences Po Paris and Rory Truex, Princeton University Why do some immigrant diasporas in the United States (U.S.) establish foreign policy interest groups while others do not? [...]

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