Organized Section Benefits




Organized Section Journals

Several APSA Organized Sections have sponsored journals, or added journal subscriptions to their membership benefits. These section journal opportunities provide access to scholarship across a number of fields and include leading journals like Political Behavior, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Urban Affairs Review, Publius, and Political Analysis.

View a complete list of Organized Section Journals


Section Awards

In an effort to bring attention to exceptional scholarship, many organized sections have established awards. Currently there are more than 100 such awards honoring dissertations, papers, articles, books and career achievement. Winners are generally selected by member committees appointed by the chair or executive committee of the section. The organized section recognize winners at their annual business meetings, which are held in conjunction with the APSA Annual Meeting.

View a complete list of Organized Section Awards by type


APSA Connect

Each organized section has an online community located on APSA Connect.  This community promotes discussion between section members, allows documents to be shared, as well as section wide announcements to easily be made.  Section members are able to receive daily notifications when a new message has been posted to their section forums.


Annual Meeting Panels

Organized Sections are responsible for constructing panels at the Annual Meeting based on the submissions they receive from their annual call for proposals.  These panels are the basis of the Annual Meeting program.


Online Syllabus Collection

A number of APSA’s organized sections maintain online collections of syllabi related to their area of political science. For any questions about this collection, to report a broken link, or to add a link on behalf of an organized section, please contact membership@apsanet.org.


Human Rights

Law and Courts

Presidents and Executive Politics

Race, Ethnicity and Politics

Religion and Politics (collection maintained in collaboration with the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Georgetown University)


Student Benefits

Click here for an overview of organized section student benefits



Member Highlight

“The opportunity to learn new ideas and pick up new methods is one of the great benefits of staying involved in APSA. Not only can you get useful feedback when you present your work at an annual meeting, but you can be exposed to work that helps you to update how you're approaching your research. And when you serve as a section officer or on an award committee, you're able to engage with some of the brightest minds and the most innovative scholarship in our discipline.” – Leonardo Arriola