Political Studies Association

The Political Studies Association (PSA) is a learned society in the United Kingdom which exists to develop and promote the study of politics. It is the leading association in its field in the United Kingdom, with an international membership including academics in political science and current affairs, theorists and practitioners, policy makers, researchers and students in higher education.

Political Studies Association
Formation1950 (1950)
TypeLearned society
  • United Kingdom
Official language
Roger Awan Scully[1]

The PSA was founded in 1950, following the establishment of the International Political Science Association in 1949, and was initially supported by a grant from UNESCO.[2]

The PSA has a network of over fifty "Specialist Groups" that provide a research focus for members and receive support from the PSA.[3]