The NZPSA was founded in 1974 and is a collegial association of individuals that exists to promote and encourage the study of politics involving not just academics, but also students and practitioners including politicians, civil servants, pollsters and journalists. It is the main professional organisation for those working in political studies in New Zealand, but we welcome a range of disciplinary perspectives. The NZPSA hosts an annual conference that attracts national and international participants and awards annual prizes.
The association has strong links with all the political studies departments and programs in New Zealand, is affiliated with the journal of Political Science and has links with similar political studies associations internationally. We currently have five networks: the Media and Political Communications (MPC) Network, the Political Theory Network (PTN), the Environmental Politics and Policy Network (EPPN), the Gender and Politics Network and the Interpretative Policy Analysis (IPA) Network. We also have an active Women’s Caucus and a vibrant Postgraduate body that organises an annual pre-Conference Workshop.
The NZPSA is run by an executive committee and members enjoy various benefits nationally and internationally. This website provides information, links and resources on relevant events, conferences and opportunities. If you scroll down this page you will find the latest posts about jobs, conferences, etc. and if you explore our site further you will find more detailed information and resources.
To keep updated and enjoy a range of benefits including the ability to attend our annual conference become a member of the NZPSA.
To contact us please see the committee list.
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