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LBCC Political Science Student Association (PSSA)
The PSSA club affords opportunities for students to develop leadership skills, build personal networks, acquire practical political knowledge, and perform public service for the college and community. The club hosts speeches, debates, and other campus events related to Political Science.
LBCC Viking Engagement – PSSA Student Club
Learn more about LBCC Student Club, Viking Volunteer Programs, Recreational Sports Programs, and Leadership Programs.
California State University Long Beach Political Science Program
CSULB Political Science Program: Political science is a recognized academic discipline that combines the best aspects of the liberal arts tradition. It trains students to think critically while arming them with important information about the 21st century; thus, it prepares them for the workforce and for the demands of democratic citizenship today. It draws on contemporary issues such as geopolitics, immigration, changing demographics, cyberspace politics, and terrorism, and provides students with strong analytic skills in order to analyze these. Moreover, with its combined focus on critical thinking and empirical knowledge, political science empowers students to question the values of our society and to orient our democratic ideals to the changing realities of the current century. Its broad, liberal arts framework inspires active citizenship and offers training that will serve students’ needs throughout their entire lives.
Political Science professional associations are a great resource to connect with other students who are studying political science, connect with professionals in the field, attend conferences and hear about the latest topics in the field. Many of the associations have reduced membership fees for students, offer financial support to attend conferences, and provided information about honor societies, graduate programs, and employment opportunities within the field. Below are links to some of the Political Science professional associations:
The American Political Science Association (ASPA)
Founded in 1903, the American Political Science Association (APSA) is the leading professional organization for the study of political science and serves more than 11,000 members in more than 100 countries. With a range of programs and services for individuals, departments, and institutions, APSA brings together political scientists from all fields of inquiry, regions, and occupational endeavors within and outside academe to deepen our understanding of politics, democracy, and citizenship throughout the world. The Association promotes a lively, diverse community of scholars, teachers, students, and practitioners who bring wide-ranging interests, methodologies, and perspectives to the analysis and conduct of government and politics.
The National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS)
The National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS) is organized to study, enhance, and promote the political aspirations of people of African descent in the United States and throughout the world. It aims to contribute to the resolution of the many challenges that black people confront. Our organization promotes research in and critical analysis of topics usually overlooked and/or marginalized in political science scholarship. We believe that our scholarship must address wide-ranging “real world” issues and not the narrow, and often manufactured, concerns of the discipline.
The Western Political Science Association (WPSA)
Founded in 1948, the Western Political Science Association is an association of more than 1250 political scientists. The WPSA is headquartered at Portland State University. The purpose of the Association is to promote the study and teaching of government and politics, to foster research and to facilitate the discussion of public affairs. The official region of the WPSA includes both the western states of the United States and the western provinces of Canada: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan. WPSA members reside primarily in the western region, but approximately one-third of our members come from outside the region. The WPSA conducts an annual conference at sites which rotate throughout the region. Approximately 1,100 to 1,300 political scientists participate in these meetings which feature more than 250 panels and other special sessions on politics. The journals of the WPSA are Politics, Groups and Identities owned and published by the WPSA and the Political Research Quarterly, owned and published by the University of Utah. The Western is the WPSA’s biannual newsletter.
Local Governmental Organization
Local governmental organizations are a wonderful way for you to get involved and make an impact in your community. Below you will find links to some of the local governmental organizations in the Long Beach area.
Long Beach Democratic Club
The Long Beach Democratic Club is a well established Democratic Club in Long Beach, California. The primary goal of the Club is to activate the community in advancing the ideals and goals of the California and National Democratic Party in the City of Long Beach. Our monthly meetings feature community members, party leaders and elected officials who share their perspectives on current issues and political topics.
Long Beach Area Republicans
We are a group of Republicans in Long Beach, California who believe that together we can truly make a difference by helping elect local, state and national leaders who will reflect our core values, that of: Faith, Freedom and Personal Responsibility. It is our hope that you will find this website valuable and that you will join us in the effort to promote and elect Republican leaders to City Hall, Sacramento and Washington D.C.
We are in Los Angeles County, CA. on the beautiful Pacific Ocean in one of America’s most ethnically diverse cities.
Long Beach Young Republicans
The Long Beach Young Republicans are a group of young conservatives that are dedicated to bringing common sense Republican principles back to Long Beach and the surrounding areas and promote candidates and policies in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. that will honor our ideals and Constitution.
Republicans between ages 18-40 that are interested in bringing conservative ideals back to the forefront in the cities of: Long Beach, Signal Hill, San Pedro, Wilmington, Avalon, Lakewood, Hawaiian Gardens, Cerritos, Artesia, Bellflower, Downey, La Mirada, Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs, Pico Rivera, Montebello and Whittier are encouraged to join.
Long Beach Young Democrats
The Long Beach Young Democrats are dedicated to providing the necessary network, programs, and training to ensure that young people become civically engaged, gain their own political consciousness, and become advocates for the Democratic platform on a local, regional, statewide, and national level.
Long Beach BLAST
Long Beach BLAST (BLAST) reaches out to connect a positive role model with youth in Long Beach who are facing adversity through our Academic Mentoring Program and Bridge to Success Program. Donors and supporters join the legacy BLAST is leaving in the lives of mentees and mentors. Our outstanding programs lead youth in basic life skills, goal setting, character development, establishing meaningful connections, and academic success.
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