Organized Sections

Organized sections provide an opportunity for groups of APSA members who share a common interest in a particular subfield to organize meetings and coordinate communications under Association auspices. Sections provide the membership with outlets for research and opportunities for scholarship. Sections help encourage the study of political science. They have become a vital part of the Association by sponsoring panels at the Annual Meeting, producing informative newsletters, and recognizing scholarly achievements of their members.




01. Federalism & Intergovernmental Relations
02. Law and Courts
03. Legislative Studies
04. Public Policy
05. Political Organizations and Parties
06. Public Administration
07. Conflict Processes
08. Representation and Electoral Systems
09. Presidents and Executive Politics
10. Political Methodology
11. Religion and Politics
13. Urban and Local Politics
15. Science, Technology & Environmental Politics
16. Women, Gender, and Politics Research
17. Foundations of Political Theory
18. Information Technology and Politics
19. International Security
20. Comparative Politics
21. European Politics and Society
22. State Politics and Policy
23. Political Communication
24. Politics and History
25. Political Economy
27. Critical Political Science (formerly New Political Science)
28. Political Psychology
29. Political Science Education
30. Politics, Literature, and the Arts
31. Foreign Policy
32. Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior
33. Race, Ethnicity and Politics
34. International History and Politics
35. Democracy and Autocracy 
36. Human Rights
37. Qualitative and Multi-Method Research
38. Sexuality and Politics
39. Health Politics and Policy
40. Canadian Politics
41. Political Networks
42. Experimental Research
43. Migration and Citizenship
44. African Politics Conference Group
45. Class and Inequality
46. Ideas, Knowledge and Politics
47. American Political Thought
48. International Collaboration
49. Middle East and North Africa Politics
50. Civic Engagement
51. Education Politics and Policy
52. Formal Theory
53. International Relations Theory
54. American Political Economy

As components of the Association, sections are accountable to its Constitution and are regulated by the Organized Section Committee. Sections also receive logistical support from the national office in collecting dues and maintaining membership lists.

Numerous opportunities for participation exist within each of APSA's organized sections. For more information, email [email protected]