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

Assistant Professor Paul Staniland discusses the TTP's recent attack on a school in Pakistan on the CBC. Watch it here.

Associate Professor Patchen Markell contributes to an open-access symposium on "Ferguson and the Tragic Presence of the Past." Read it here.

Assistant Professor Paul Staniland discusses the TTP's recent attack on a school in Pakistan. Read about it here.

Congratulations to Professor Cathy Cohen! She is the first recipient of a Faculty Diversity Leadership Award from the University of Chicago. Read about it here.

Professor John Mearsheimer and Francis Fukuyama debate the status of democracy. Read about it here.

Professor Charles Lipson criticizes lack of transparency in passing Obamacare. Read it here

Professor Charles Lipson expounds Obama's post-election policies. Read it in the Wall Street Journal.

Assistant Professor Paul Staniland discusses electoral violence. 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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