Education for civic engagement and responsive governance were founding objectives of the political science profession at the beginning of the 20th century and remain essential for the 21st century. Supporting and sustaining quality civic education has been an important theme throughout the history of the American Political Science Association. We encourage political scientists to share information with their students and communities to increase awareness of public issues and to inform deliberations by sharing disciplinary knowledge on engagement.
Registering to vote is an important step toward an engaged and participatory citizenship. Therefore, APSA encourages ongoing campus voter registration efforts and student participation in the electoral and civic life of their local communities, state, and national government.
APSA offers a range of resources related to civic engagement here, as well as on APSA's new civic engagement website, RAISE the Vote.
- RAISE the Vote - Resources to Amplify and Increase Student Engagement
- APSA Publications on Civic Engagement
- Funding for Civic Education
- Online Civics Resources