The purpose of the Religion & Politics Section is to encourage the study of the interrelations between religion and politics, including the politics of religious pluralism; law, religion and governance; faith, practice and political behavior; and the politics of secularism, in the United States as well as in comparative, historical, and global perspective.



Politics and Religion is an international journal publishing high quality peer- reviewed research on the multifaceted relationship between religion and politics around the world. The scope of published work is intentionally broad and we invite innovative work from all methodological approaches in the major subfields of political science, including international relations, American politics, comparative politics, and political theory, that seeks to improve our understanding of religion’s role in some aspect of world politics. The Editors invite normative and empirical investigations of the public representation of religion, the religious and political institutions that shape religious presence in the public square, and the role of religion in shaping citizenship, broadly considered, as well as pieces that attempt to advance our methodological tools for examining religious influence in political life.

Editorial Board


Founded in 1903, the American Political Science Association focuses on the following core objectives:

  • Promoting scholarly research and communication, domestically and internationally.
  • Promoting high quality teaching and education about politics and government.
  • Diversifying the profession and representing its diversity.
  • Increasing academic and non-academic opportunities for members.
  • Strengthening the professional environment for political science.
  • Representing the professional interests of political scientists.
  • Defending the legitimacy of scholarly research into politics and government.
  • Recognizing outstanding work in the discipline.
  • Encouraging the application of rigorous ethical and intellectual standards in the profession.
  • Serving the public, including disseminating research and preparing citizens to be effective citizens and political participants.