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APSA has published a variety of books, brochures, guides, and other materials throughout its existence and would like to offer them to members, practitioners, and the public.

Navigating Political Science
Professional Advancement & Success in the Discipline
Kent Worcester, editor

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APSA's newest book brings together some of the most noteworthy contributions to APSA journals published over the past couple of decades. Topics range from peer reviewing, mentoring and faculty governance to blogging, data collection, and digital media.

With 28 chapters by 45 contributors, the book is a great resource for both aspiring ABDs and seasoned PhDs.

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Style Manual for Political Science

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The APSA Style Manual for Political Science provides guidelines for authors on preparing and writing manuscripts for submission to APSA journals.

It includes information on preparation, punctuation, style, parenthetical citations, references, notes, tables and figures, and additional resources.

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APSA Ethics Guide

Guide to Professional Ethics in Political Science (2nd ed. revised 2012)

The APSA Guide to Professional Ethics in Political Science provides guidelines for professional standards and responsibilities, including principles for professional conduct related to publishing.

PublishingPS CoverPublishing Political Science: APSA Guide to Writing and Publishing (2008)

Edited by Stephen Yoder (former Managing Editor of PS: Political Science & Politics), this guide provides practical advice from leading political scientists and publishers.

CareersandPS CoverCareers and the Study of Political Science (2003)

A helpful resource for undergraduate students, this career guide explores the many career options available to political science students and emphasizes the value of political science training. The guide discusses careers ranging from work in nonprofits, to government public service, and to teaching and research positions in academia.

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Teaching Civic Engagement Across the Disciplines (2017)

This book seeks to build upon Teaching Civic Engagement: From Student to Active Citizen (2013) by making significant steps forward in the scholarship of civic engagement education for all disciplines.


While students consider the classes and careers that await them, colleges and universities strive to prepare and equip their students for their futures. To help students and schools, APSA offers a variety of print and online career materials. We look forward to including more resources on this page.

Why Study Political Science?

This updated brochure explains the benefits of studying political science for students trying to choose their degree. The brochure also provides tips for both high school and current undergraduate students. 

Readers will learn that degree in political science opens up compelling fields of inquiry and provides important critical thinking skills that are crucial for employment in today’s workforce. Students can look forward to studying some of the most pressing questions of the day while building their knowledge base.

Exploring a Career in Political Science

This updated brochure explores opportunities after graduating with a degree in political science. Readers will consider the benefits of their education and learn about the many fields open to students of political science.

The brochure discusses options such as teaching, additional education, public service, and private sector employment. Students will learn about the benefits of studying political science by considering the options that await them after graduation.

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These brochures were formerly published as “Political Science: An Ideal Liberal Arts Major.” We trust this new format will serve departments well as they promote their programs.

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