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 Charles Lipson writes about losing faith in Obama. Read it in the Chicago Tribune.

Professor Robert Pape explains why ISIL beheads its victims. Read it in Politico.

Professor Cathy Cohen comments on love and violence in African-American culture. Read it here.

Assistant Professor Paul Staniland discusses his new book, Networks of Rebellion, in Cicero Magazine.

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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