Maxwell School
  • 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.
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    Reeher quoted on Iowa caucus results

    Professor Grant Reeher was quoted in The Washington Times and The Globe Gazette about the Iowa caucus results.
     

    Thomsen quoted in The Daily Orange

    Assistant professor Danielle Thomsen was recently quoted in The Daily Orange article, "Bloomberg’s candidacy would create a ripple effect within the election."
     

    Keck on Obama's solitary confinement reforms for The Daily Orange

    Professor Thomas Keck appeared as part of The Daily Orange's "Ask the Experts" panel, discussing Obama’s solitary confinement reforms.
     
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