At the American Political Science Association’s (APSA) 2020 Spring Council Meeting, the APSA Council approved the formation of two new organized sections Civic Engagement (Section 50) and Education Politics and Policy (Section 51).
Civic Engagement Section of the American Political Science Association
Civic Engagement promotes the teaching of and scholarship in civic engagement through sponsorship of civic education and civic research panels and/or short courses. It recognizes quality scholarship and teaching innovation in civic engagement through annual awards. The section will facilitate the development of faculty in this field through mentoring. The section plans to publicize new research and share pedagogical experiences through a newsletter and/or journal. To become a member of Civic Engagement or learn more, please click here.
Yearly membership dues: $5 for Professional Members; $0 for Student Members
Education Politics and Policy Section of the American Political Science Association
Education Politics and Policy will bring together political scientists interested in the political causes and consequences of education policy and education systems. The section will produce rigorous empirical and theoretical knowledge on these themes and promote the application of that knowledge to critical debates on education. To become a member of Education Politics and Policy or learn more, please click here.
Yearly membership dues: $0 for Professional Members; $0 for Student Members
APSA offers 48 organized sections providing an opportunity for groups of members who share a common interest in a particular sub-field to organize meetings and communications. Sections are a great way to engage with like-minded peers and encourage the study of political science.