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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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Political Science News

9/23/2015 Please join the department in congratulating Assistant Professor Paul Staniland. His book, Networks of Rebellion, has been chosen by Georgetown University's Lepgold Book Prize committee as "the best book on international relations published in 2014." In recognition, Paul will receive an honorarium from Georgetown and has been invited to give a talk to students and faculty based on his book. The committee will also host a dinner in his honor.

9/23/2015 Congratulations to Assistant Professor, Michael Albertus. His first book, Autocracy and Redistribution: The Politics of Land Reform, has been published by Cambridge University Press. It is available at the following: http://www.amazon.com/Autocracy-Redistribution-Politics-Cambridge-Comparative/dp/1107514304, and, Cambridge University Press: www.cambridge.org/9781107514300

8/18/2015 Assistant Professor, Paul Staniland, discusses electoral violence. Read the Washington Post article here.

7/28/2015 Congratulations to Assistant Professor, Paul Staniland, who has been selected as the winner of the third annual Peter Katzenstein Book Prize for his book, Networks of Rebellion.

7/24/2015 Congratulations to Kentaro Hirose (PhD 2013)! He is a member of the team to win the Society for Political Methodology’s 2015 Statistical Software Award for the R package “mediation”. Please see the full citation here.

7/23/2015 Professor Cathy Cohen is interviewed on the affect digital media and the use of hashtags have on "black activism." Read the Chicago Tribune article here.

7/21/2015 Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Ron Suny on his promotion at The University of Michigan to William H. Sewell, Jr. Distinguished University Professor of History. Suny and Sewell were colleagues at Michigan and Chicago.

7/9/2015 "Mearsheimer vs. Nye on the Rise of China." View the short documentary here.


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