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  • The Department of Political Science is devoted to the study of politics and government, domestically and abroad. This includes the study of political institutions that exercise government authority, including legislatures, courts, and administrative agencies; political organizations through which individuals and groups seek to reshape the political landscape, including parties, interest groups, and social movements; public policies that reflect governmental efforts to regulate the actions of individuals and corporations, including civil rights, immigration, and environmental policy; and the interactions between and among nation-states and transnational organizations that shape patterns of trade and development, conflict and cooperation, war and peace.

    At the undergraduate level, political science majors will be exposed to political inquiry across a broad array of substantive topics, while also concentrating in one of the following areas: American Politics & History, Law & Politics, Political Economy, Political Participation & Mobilization, Global Governance & Foreign Policy, Political Violence & Conflict, Public Policy, Parties & Elections, Comparative Politics, Citizenship & Democracy, or Political Thought & Philosophy. 

    At the graduate level, doctoral students receive broad training in quantitative and qualitative methods of social science research, while also concentrating in two of the following substantive fields: American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory, Public Administration & Policy, or Law & Courts.
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    Boroujerdi interviewed on BBC World Service Radio

    Assistant Professor Mehrzad Boroujerdi was recently interviewed on BBC World Service Radio for the story "Hamid Aboutalebi, Iran's ambassador-in-waiting the US wants to ban."

    Taylor discusses Putin and Crimea

    Associate Professor Brian Taylor was interviewed on Vladimir Putin, Crimea, and Russian economic growth on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Radio National program "Counterpoint." Listen to the interview.

    Elman’s book Editors’ Choice in The Jewish Week Arts Preview

    Associate Professor Miriam F. Elman’s book, Jerusalem: Conflict and Cooperation in a Contested City was featured as one of twelve recommended books in the Non-Fiction category of The Jewish Week's special section "Arts Preview."

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