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Foreign Policy (Section 31)

The Section on Foreign Policy is the organization for those interested in multilevel approaches to the study of international relations. The Section emphasizes individual, role, organizational, bureaucratic, societal, and/or state as well as situational and system level variables in foreign policy analyses. Members of the Section employ a wide range of approaches, including historical, normative, rational, behavioral, liberal, institutional, psychological, and constructivist. Section members emphasize comparative as well as American studies of foreign policy. And the Section recognizes the contributions of practitioners as well as academics in a broad range of professions and disciplines, e.g., communications, economics, diplomacy, government, history, political science, public opinion polling, philosophy, psychology, and sociology.

Founded: 1993
Yearly membership dues: $10.00 for students and $10 for all other members

Section Counts

Organized sections provide opportunities for APSA members who share a common interest in a particular subfield to organize meetings and coordinate communications under Association auspices.

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Section Officers

Desha Girod
Georgetown University
[email protected]

Jennifer Dresden
Georgetown University
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Term: 09/2017-08/2018
Megan Stewart, American University
Dov Levin, Carnegie Mellon University

Section Awards

Section awards are presented during the APSA annual meeting awards ceremony. To learn more about any award listed, contact the award committee chair for the award.

All section 31. Foreign Policy awards to-date »

Best Graduate Student Paper Award

Panel chairs from any division are invited to nominate outstanding graduate student papers presented at the APSA annual meeting that are relevant to the study of foreign policy. Nominations should be sent to the Foreign Policy Section Chair.

Previous recipients »

Deadline for nominations: February 15, 2018

Award Committee: TBA

Best Paper Award

The Best Paper on foreign policy presented at the previous year's APSA Annual Meeting.

Previous recipients »

Deadline for nominations: February 15, 2018

Award Committee: TBA

Best Book Award

The Best Book Award is a biennial award, alternating years with Distinguished Scholar Award. Not accepting nominations for APSA 2018

Distinguished Scholar Award

Recognizes a history of distinguished scholarship in the field of foreign policy. This award will be given biennially, alternating with the section's best book award.

Previous recipients »

Deadline for nominations: February 15, 2018

Award Committee: TBA

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