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Professional Associations & Publications

This page offers an short list of professional associations and publications in public affairs.  It is not intended to be comprehensive, and listings do not necessarily imply NASPAA's endorsement.

Associations

American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)
ASPA is a membership association of public administrators at all levels of government. Discounted student memberships are available.

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM)
A membership association for both institutions and individuals, focused on research and analysis of public policy and management issues.  Discounted doctoral student memberships are available.

International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
ICMA is the organization for municipal administrators at the local, regional, and state levels. Discounted student memberships are available.

American Political Science Association (APSA) 
The organization of political science faculty, researchers, and students. Student memberships available.

International Personnel Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA)
The organization that represents human resource professionals at all levels of government. 

National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) 
An organization committed to strengthening the position of African-Americans in public administration.


Publications

Journal of Public Affairs Education (JPAE)

Public Administration Times

Public Administration Review

Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (JPAM)

Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory

Governing magazine (state and local government)

GovLoop (social network for public sector professionals at all levels of government).