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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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    Lambright awarded research grant from IBM

    Harry Lambright as been awarded a research grant from IBM for his study “Replacing the Shuttle: Leadership, Change, and Public-Private Innovation.”

    Gadarian wins Maxwell School’s Moynihan Award

    Shana Kushner Gadarian has won the 2015 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award for Teaching and Research, which recognizes an outstanding junior faculty member for excellence in teaching, research, and service.

    Could Erdogan lose Turkey’s upcoming election?

    An op-ed piece by Yüksel Sezgin was published in The Washington Post. Sezgin argues that in the lead-up to the June 7 election in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is running out of time and support to realize his dream of "Turkish-style presidentialism."

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