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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    Elman guest speaker at local event on Israel and antisemitism

    Miriam F. Elman spoke recently at Congregation Beth Sholom-Chevra Shas in Dewitt, NY on “Fighting the Hate: When Does Anti-Israel Become Anti-Semitic?”.

    Boroujerdi quoted in Washington Post

    Professor Mehrzad Boroujerdi was quoted in the Washington Post article, "Anniversary of embassy siege in Iran shows rifts over U.S. nuclear pact," regarding the 36th Anniversary of US embassy siege in Iran and the current nuclear pact.

    Gadarian research featured in Slate article

    Anxious Politics, a book co-authored by assistant professor Shana Gadarian was featured in The Slate article, "Scary Politics."
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