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 discusses Chicago's gun violence and Mayor Emmanuel's reelection chances. Read it here.

Professor Robert Pape explains how Russia faces the power of embarrassment. Read the piece here.

Professor Robert Pape speaks on the tragic downing of flight MH 17. Watch here.

Professor William Howell's book, The Wartime President, wins the APSA William H Riker award for the best book on political economy.

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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