The Political Institutions Section is dedicated to the study of political institutions understood in the broad sense. Its members are interested in a wide range of domestic, international, and transnational institutions. They seek to understand how political actors both shape and are constrained by these institutions, using a broad array of theoretical and empirical approaches. The Section welcomes scholars interested in comparative politics, international relations and other disciplines interested in the study of institutions. It promotes all types of collaboration, including the exchange of ideas, collective data gathering, the formation of research groups and other tasks associated with the research enterprise.