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 constituent 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.
PLEASE NOTE THE CONFERENCE HAS BEEN POSTPONED FROM NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2021 TO FEBRUARY 2022
The 2021 NZPSA conference will be hosted by Auckland University of Technology (AUT) at its City Campus from Tuesday 8th February - Thursday 10th February 2022.
Details of this year's conference, including a Call for Papers and submission details are available on the '2021 Conference' page
WOMEN Talking Politics
The aim of Women Talking Politics – a mini-journal produced by the New Zealand Political Studies Association – is to promote the work of women political scientists in New Zealand.
The journal welcomes submissions by New Zealand-based women political scientists (both academic staff and postgraduate students).
Ability to attend the NZPSA annual conference.
Discounted members' rates at APSA & CPSA conferences.
Eligibility for international & domestic awards and grants.
Quarterly members' newsletter direct to your inbox.
Access to Network opportunities.
Eligibility for postgraduate conference prizes.
The NZPSA attracts members from a range of backgrounds and disciplines who come together at the annual NZPSA Conference.