Studies in American Political Development

Studies in American Political Development

Infobox Journal

discipline = Political Science
abbreviation = SAPD
country = England
website = Studies in American Political Development
publisher = Cambridge University Press
history = 1986 to present
ISSN = 0898-588X

Studies in American Political Development (SAPD) is a political science journal founded in 1986 and presently published by Cambridge University Press.

SAPD publishes theoretical and empirical research 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 studies that illuminate the American case. Journal articles usually focus on the evolution of governmental institutions 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 science journals.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 Orren of UCLA and Stephen Skowronek of Yale University.Fact|date=July 2007. Its current editors are Daniel Carpenter, Elisabeth Clemens, and Scott James. [ 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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