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Membership, networking and capacity building

SAAPS aim to grow its members to become an inclusive body that represent the diverse sub-disciplines in our academic community. Membership benefits include access to the SAAPS online membership area,  opportunities to bid for international conference participation with our sister associations (as well as a subscription to Politikon:  Journal of the South African Association of Political Studies.  Members also enjoy reduced registration rates at conferences.  Members is open to anybody who is interested in Political Studies and International Relations.

Regional Networking

SAAPS works actively to collaborate and engage our partner institutions and associations internationally.  Through our networking activities, we establish collaborations with sister associations through conference exchange programmes and a broader research network for members.  Members are invited to tender to participation in conference hosted the Brazilian Association of Political Studies, the British Political Science Assocation, the Austrialian Political Science Association and the Indian Association of Political Science.   Through our collaborations, members will be hosted by our sister organisations for the duration of their conference.

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