Political Behavior

Political Behavior, the EPOVB’s official section journal, publishes original research in the general fields of political behavior, institutions, processes, and policies. Coverage focuses on conventional and unconventional political behavior of individuals or small groups, and of large organizations that participate in the political process such as parties, interest groups, political action committees, governmental agencies, and mass media.

As an interdisciplinary journal, Political Behavior integrates a variety of analytical approaches across different levels of theoretical abstraction and empirical domain. The exploration includes economic perspectives in preference structuring and bargaining; psychological aspects of attitude, motivations and perceptions; sociological orientation of roles, group or class; or political stance in decision making, coalitions and influence.

Members who are current in their APSA and EPOVB section dues can access online content to Political Behavior by first logging into APSA and then visiting the Political Behavior website.

Print subscriptions are also available to section members for an additional $20 annually, payable to Springer. Call 1-800-SPRINGER (1-800-777-4643) or 1-212-460-1500. Tell the customer service rep that you are a member of the Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior section, and you want to subscribe to Political Behavior at the reduced membership rate.


  • Geoff Layman, Notre Dame University
  • Benjamin Radcliff, Notre Dame University

Editors Emeriti:

  • David Peterson, Iowa State University
  • Richard Brody, Stanford University
  • Jon Hurwitz, University of Pittsburgh
  • Jeffrey Mondak, University of Illinois
  • Diana C. Mutz, University of Pennsylvania
  • Mark Peffley, University of Kentucky
  • Thomas Rudolph, University of Illinois
  • Paul M. Sniderman, Stanford University    

Founding Editor:

Heinz Eulau, Stanford University, CA