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Department of Political Science
University of Mississippi


Join the State Politics Section and Receive State Politics and Policy Quarterly!

At the 2003 APSA meeting, the State Politics and Policy Section members approved a proposal to merge section membership with a subscription to the journal State Politics and Policy Quarterly. This is the journal we have officially endorsed since its creation.

How does this work?

Faculty who are members of the American Political Science Association can join the section at a cost of $27 annually (Click Here for the APSA Membership page). This amount consists of the previous $7 membership fee plus a $20 price for the journal. This is actually a reduced price from the normal subscription rate of $45, and is offered at this reduced rate to Section members only as a bonus. What a Great Deal!

Graduate students can still join the section for the $7 fee without receiving the journal if they prefer (Click Here for the APSA Membership page). Those graduate students who also want to receive the journal can subscribe directly with SPPQfor $20 as well — just Click Here to contact the Editor directly.

Joining the Section is easy. Whether you are joining APSA for the first time or want to renew your membership, simply go to their membership page and follow the instructions. You will be guided to check whether you are currently in APSA’s database or not. When you join (or renew), you simply include the State Politics and Policy Section as an organized section that you would like to join.

Why Make This Move?

This merger represents a great opportunity for both the Section and SPPQ to expand and build on our recent successes. This plan should expand the readership of SPPQ, which benefits all scholars of state politics. We also hope it expands the membership of the section as now membership comes with a reduced subscription rate for a quality academic journal. Finally, it should enhance the visibility of state politics research that, combined with our annual conferences, should help to place state politics research more centrally in the discipline.


Please send an e-mail to Richard Winters, editor of SPPQ, or Tom Carsey, section secretary/treasurer, if you have any problems or questions.