Books & Brochures

APSA has published a variety of books, brochures, guides, and other materials 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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Teaching Civic Engagement Across the Disciplines
Elizabeth C. Matto, Alison Rios Millett McCartney, Elizabeth A. Bennion and Dick Simpson, editors


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.

The book evaluates the goals, challenges and rewards of integrating civic education into the curriculum, highlighting best practices across disciplines and campuses.

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Teaching Civic Engagement: From Student to Active Citizen
Alison Rios Millett McCartney, Elizabeth A. Bennion and Dick Simpson, editors

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Covering a wide range of critical discussions over 27 chapters, this work is a significant and timely contribution to the study of civic engagement.

Teaching Civic Engagement: From Student to Active Citizen provides an exploration of key theoretical discussions, innovative ideas, and best practices in educating citizens in the 21st century.


Books & Booklets

AssessmentCoverAssessment in Political Science (2009)

In addition to general assessment tools, the authors and editors provide guidance on assessing learning in special situations such as in online environments and experiential programs. The editors and authors of Assessment in Political Science also created an online supplemental site to offer material and resources on classroom, departmental and program assessment, and which reflect the scope of the discipline in our work to teach and educate from the undergraduate level to the doctoral level.




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.




SODIIICoverPolitical Science: The State of the Discipline III (2002)

Topics covered include: the state of the discipline in an era of globalization; democracy, justice, and their institutions; citizenship, identity, and political participation; and studying politics, including essays on comparative politics, rational choice, game theory, data and formal theory, and reclaiming the experimental tradition.









At the moment, our main brochures are not available for purchase. We are working on updating them to best meet member needs. In the meantime, departments can download PDF versions and print them via institutional printers.

Why Study Political Science?

This 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.



Exploring a Career in Political Science

This 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.





Online-Only Publications

APSA Ethics Guide

Guide to Professional Ethics in Political Science (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.







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.