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.
The New Zealand Political Studies Association (NZPSA) condemns the xenophobic discourse in some parts of the Slovenian media concerning NZPSA member, Dr. Julia Sardelić. Our Constitution defends academic freedom, freedom of expression, and promotes the right of its members, including Dr. Sardelić, to express political opinions.
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.