- Studies in American Political Development
abbreviation = SAPD
website = http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=SAP Studies in American Political Development
publisher = Cambridge University Press
ISSN = 0898-588X
Studies in American Political Development (SAPD) is a
political sciencejournal founded in 1986and presently published by Cambridge University Press.
theoreticaland empiricalresearch on political development and institutional change in the United States. It features a diverse range of subject matters and methodologies, including comparative, interdisciplinary, and international studiesthat illuminate the American case. Journal articles usually focus on the evolution of governmentalinstitutions over time and on their social, economic and cultural setting.
"Studies in American Political Development" is published twice per year, in April and October. The journal is noted for publishing much longer articles - up to 75 pages - than is common among
political sciencejournals.Fact|date=July 2007 For example, the maximum length for papers submitted to the " American Political Science Review" is 45 pages.Fact|date=July 2007
SAPD was founded by
Karen Orrenof UCLAand Stephen Skowronekof Yale University.Fact|date=July 2007. Its current editors are Daniel Carpenter, Elisabeth Clemens, and Scott James. [http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayMoreInfo?jid=SAP&type=eb Studies in American Political Development: Editorial board] , retrieved 2007-07-21] It has been instrumental in fostering the growth of American Political Development (or APD) as a distinct and popular subfield within the discipline of political science.Fact|date=July 2007. SAPD's editorial advisory board includes leading historians and political scientists, including Joyce Appleby, Walter Dean Burnham, Victoria Hattam, Ira Katznelson, Theodore Lowi, Theda Skocpol, and Rogers Smith.. The editors and numerous editorial advisers for SAPD have also served a term as president of the Politics and History Section of the American Political Science Association.Fact|date=July 2007
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