Conference Group on Environmental Political Theory
The Environmental Political Theory (EPT) group gathers together activists and scholars who are interested in what political theory can contribute to larger policy debates and intellectual discussions about environmental issues. Since 2002, this group has held a daylong workshop in conjunction with Western Political Science Association annual meetings. While the EPT is not a formal part of the WPSA, the association routinely features an entire conference section devoted to environmental political theory. The association also gives out an award for an outstanding paper presented at the conference on this topic.
WPSA Caucus for Women and Gender Justice
The WPSA Caucus for Women and Gender Justice is non-profit organization dedicated to improving the status of women in the profession of political science and promoting gender justice. The caucus is not formally tied to the WPSA, but it works closely with the association and meets at the WPSA's annual meeting.