We’re are the Voice of Political Science in Zambia
The general purpose of the Association shall be to promote the advancement of political science and to encourage the scientific study of politics and public policy in Zambia.
Vision is expressed in the objectives of the association which is to be the voice of political science in Zambia and the institution of reference for the dissemination of knowledge in political science to both the academic community and the Zambian society at large.
A Governing Council comprising of a nine (9) member board of senior fellows and ten (10) Executive Members, elected every five years by the general membership is responsible both for long-term strategic and day-to-day running of the organisation.
All administrative matters are delegated to the Executive Director, the Programmes Manager, the Accountant and other administrative staff. The Chief Editor and other associate editors manage the editorial policy of the Zambia Political Science Review, the Zambian Journal of Political Science and other publications.
Fellowship and Membership
The association has three types of membership
- Academic Fellowship is suitable for political science academics, retired academics, and academics from in cognate disciplines.
- School Membership suitable for teachers of politics, history, citizenship and other social sciences subjects.
- Public Membership suitable for anyone with an interest in politics or political studies, including politicians and civil servants, journalists and third sector workers.
Excellence, Rigour and Professionalism
Leadership and Partnership
Inclusivity and Diversity
Our Publications Focuses on
Our Research Focuses on
The Political Science Association is committed to high quality and scientifically sound research. Research projects are led by Research Fellows who are responsible for various political research and policy analysis programmes. Each Research Fellow is responsible for a research area called a Thematic Area:
- Elections and Public Opinion;
- Public Order and Security;
- Political Parties and Mobilisations,
- Foreign Policy and International Relations,
- Public Policy, the Environment and Public Law,
- Decentralisation Reforms and Local Governance.
Our research findings are disseminated to the media, politicians, the private sector and civil society through policy dissemination workshops, annual conferences, seminars, media meetings and publications. The organisation structure also permits flexibility in the determination of thematic areas for the inclusion of emerging policy themes.