Why join RC28?

Membership gives you:

Priority in the selection of panels and papers for the IPSA World Congress and other RC28-sponsored events.

 Eligibility to apply for an RC28 World Congress Travel Grant and other RC28-managed grants.

Eligibility to be nominated for the Publius Distinguished Scholar Award and the Juan Linz Prize.

 Networking opportunities with fellow members around the world via our Google listserve.

 Having your books featured on our website.

 Eligibility to be elected to the Executive Board.

 The right to have a say and vote in all RC28 matters.

RC28 membership is separate from IPSA membership and is open both to individual IPSA members and to members of the national political science associations affiliated with IPSA.

Senior membership requires proof of retired status. Student membership requires proof of student status.

You are eligible for Global South reduced-fee membership if you are resident in a country included in IPSA’s Global South list.

Please make your payment following the instructions below and fill in the form at the bottom of the page.

Standard membership fees

Lifetime membership: US$150

Two-year standard membership: US$20

Two-year senior membership: US$15

Two-year student membership: US$10

Global South membership fees

Lifetime Global South membership: US$75

Two-year standard Global South membership: US$10

Two-year senior Global South membership: US$7.50

Two-year student Global South membership: US$5


The easiest way to pay your membership fees is via PayPal, by sending the amount corresponding to your membership category to our PayPal account: If you prefer to pay by bank draft or cheque, please contact us.

Membership form