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 John Mearsheimer warns against the war in Ukraine: link

Professor Robert Pape suggests aggressive offense against ISIS. Read about it in Foreign Affairs

Congratulations to grad student Sebastian Schmidt whose article "Foreign Military Presence and the Changing Practice of Sovereignty: A Pragmatist Explanation of Norm Change" was published in the November 2014 issue of APSR!

Congratulations to grad student Steven KIein whose article "'Fit to Enter the World': Hannah Arendt on Politics, Economics, and the Welfare State" was published in the November 2014 issue of APSR!

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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