The main professional organisation for those working in political studies in Aotearoa New Zealand


The New Zealand Political Studies Association / Te Kāhui Tātai Tōrangapū o Aotearoa, or NZPSA, was founded in 1974 and is a collegial association of individuals. It exists to promote and encourage the study of politics involving not just academics, but also students and practitioners, journalists and pollsters. The NZPSA is a constitutent member of the Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi, and holds an annual conference that welcomes a range of disciplinary perspectives to the study of political phenomenon.


The 2017 NZPSA Conference will be hosted by the University of Otago in Dunedin on 29 November - 1 December.

Further details will be released at the end of April 2017.


WOMEN Talking Politics

The 2016 issue of the research magazine Women Talking Politics is now available.

From the Editors Dr Greta Snyder and Dr Priya Kurian:

"We find ourselves in a moment both hopeful and deeply disturbing when it comes to the politics of sex and gender... The articles featured here span a range of issues from the local to the global, linking gender and indigeneity with the politics of development, empowerment and resistance.


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The NZPSA attracts members from a range of backgrounds and disciplines who come together at the annual NZPSA Conference.

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