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The purpose of the Urban and Local Politics Organized Section of the American Political Science Association is to promote interest in teaching and research in urban politics and policy. The section seeks to encourage communication among individuals interested in Urban Politics within the Association and within related disciplines.

Organized sections provide opportunities for APSA members who share a common interest in a particular subfield to organize meetings and coordinate communications under Association auspices.


Statement on recent events by the Executive Council of the Urban and Local Politics Section of the American Political Science Association:

The Urban and Local Politics Section of the American Political Science Association stands in solidarity with protestors in cities and localities across the country demanding an end to police violence and the economic and political marginalization of Black people and people of color in the United States.

In order to forward the conversation around issues of racial justice, equality, police justice, we urge all section members to share relevant work through our section forum on APSA Connect. We hope to create a space for reflection as well as a practical portal of resources for teaching and research.


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