Press Gallery: APSA Members in the Media

June 22 to June 28, 2018                                   The APSA Press Gallery is a roundup of recent blogs, op-eds, podcasts, and interviews featuring political scientists. We are always eager to follow our members’ engagement online. Let us […]

Annual Conference

Theme Panel: Culture and Discontents: New Approaches

Culture and Discontents: New Approaches Recent years have seen a growth in skepticism concerning the legitimacy of democratic institutions. As tensions emerge between liberal justifications of popular rule and the outcomes of democratic procedures, the […]

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Public Statements

APSA Statement on Trump v. Hawaii Ruling

The American Political Science Association stands by its previous condemnations (from January 30, 2017 and March 7, 2017) of the administration’s executive actions to restrict entry to the United States for residents, refugees, and visa holders from Iran, […]

Annual Conference

Theme Panel: Explicit Appeals to Prejudice in the Trump Era

Explicit Appeals to Prejudice in the Trump Era Explicit appeals to prejudice came to the forefront of American politics in the 2016 election. Donald Trump’s successful presidential campaign made several incendiary comments about immigrants and […]


Representation in an Era of Political and Economic Inequality

Representation in an Era of Political and Economic Inequality: How and When Citizen Engagement Matters by Jan E. Leighley, American University, and Jennifer Oser, University of the Negev Does political participation make a difference for policy responsiveness, or is affluence […]

Carnegie Fellowship

Meet 2018 Carnegie Fellow Sharon Weiner

The Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program recognizes an exceptional group of both established and emerging scholars, journalists, and authors with the goal of strengthening U.S. democracy, driving technological and cultural creativity, exploring global connections and global […]


Policy Feedback as Political Weapon

Policy Feedback as Political Weapon: Conservative Advocacy and the Demobilization of the Public Sector Labor Movement by Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, Columbia University Scholars have shown that once in place policies can foster greater political participation. Indeed, politicians often […]

Annual Conference

Theme Panel: Dynastic Politics and Democratic Discontent

Dynastic Politics and Democratic Discontent Across democracies, there is an increased awareness of extreme inequalities in both wealth and political power. Inequality of power––at its worst––may result in politicians routinely enacting policies that are opposed […]