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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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    Abdelaaty slated to receive prestigious award

    Abdelaaty slated to receive prestigious award Incoming Maxwell assistant professor Lamis Abdelaaty will receive the 2015 Best Dissertation Award from the Migration and Citizenship section of the American Political Science Association.

    Elman writes op-ed for

    Associate professor Miriam Elman wrote a recent op-ed for entitled "Iran nuclear deal: Congress must vote no," arguing that the Iran nuclear deal stands as one of the most lenient and permissive arms-control agreements in history.

    Thomsen to receive prestigious award

    Incoming Maxwell assistant professor Danielle Thomsen is slated to receive the E.E. Schattschneider Award for the best dissertation in American government at the APSA conference being held in San Francisco from September 2-6.
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