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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, Law & Courts, or Security Studies.
  • Celebrating Maxwell's 90th

    90logoThe Maxwell School, which opened officially in October of 1924, is turning 90 this fall. To mark this anniversary, we’ve planned a series of on-campus events throughout the upcoming semester.

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    “Ivory Tower,” featuring Kristi Andersen, nominated for Emmy

    "The Ivory Tower Half Hour," which airs on WCNY-TV and features Professor Kristi Andersen, was nominated for an Emmy Award. The nomination by the New York Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is for the show's 500th-episode anniversary special and will compete in the Public/Current/Community Affairs series category.
     

    Three Maxwell seniors receive highest University honors

    Elizabeth McMahon, Bo Stewart, and Kristin Weeks are among the 12 graduating seniors named 2015 Syracuse University Scholars, the highest undergraduate honor that the University bestows.
     

    McDowell article published in World Politics Review

    Daniel McDowell, assistant professor of political science, wrote an article for World Politics Review entitled "New Order: China’s Challenge to the Global Financial System."
     

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