About the Department

Charles Merriam

Charles Merriam

From the very beginning, the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago has been a pioneer in the development of social scientific understandings of government and politics. Harold Gosnell, Harold Lasswell, Grant McConnell, Duncan MacRae, Charles Merriam, Hans Morgenthau, Herbert Storing, and Quincy Wright all taught at Chicago.

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Politics @ UChicago News

Professor William Howell comments on Obama's expansion of presidential power. Read it here.

Professor John Mearsheimer discusses the lasting power of the cease-fire in Ukraine. Watch it here.

Assistant Professor Ben Lessing examines Brazil's prison gangs and state authority. Read the article here.

Assistant Professor Michael Albertus discusses land ownership and conflict in Brazil. Read it here.

Political Science News

The APSA's Annual Meeting & Exhibition will take place August 28-31, 2014, in Washington, D.C. Click here for more info.


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