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Your membership dues are invaluable to continuing the work of CSPT and enlarging its public presence.  The dues will be used solely for the purpose supporting the continuing activities of the Conference.  Our annual conferences are currently supported mainly by independent funding. We hope to use membership funds to:

  • Subsidize travel costs for international participants and graduate students to CSPT events.

  • Support initiatives from our regional groups.

  • Support the annual David and Elaine Spitz Book Prize.

  • Help organize the annual reception at APSA.

  • Support the general maintenance of CSPT websites and our online presence.


Members will be given exclusive access to the CSPT archive.  We are also working on getting subscription discounts to leading journals in the field for CSPT members.

Membership Dues

Tenured Professors: $30
Untenured Professors: $20
Emeritus Professors: $18
Students: $15

Become a member!

Online (preferred)

  1. Click the button to be taken to the PayPal checkout page.


  2. Remember to update the cart with the amount for the appropriate membership tier (see above).

  3. You have the option of paying via PayPal or by using a credit/debit card.

  4. You will be taken to a review page. Don’t forget to add your name, position, department, and institutional affiliation in the box marked: Special Instructions > Member Information.

  5. After your payment is submitted, we will send you a confirmation e-mail in 2 to 5 business days, along with information about your membership details. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to get in touch.


Please make your check payable to “Conference for the Study of Political Thought” and send it along with the membership form to:


Conference for the Study of Political Thought
Department of Political Science, Yale University
PO Box 208301
New Haven, CT 06520-8301

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