Political Science

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The program in political science is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the discipline, viewed as a set of specific strategies for understanding political life. These strategies—which include conceptual, historical, structural, institutional, and behavioral approaches—are considered in the light of their theoretical presuppositions and in terms of their respective research approaches. The emphasis is less on learning the facts of politics than on being able to recognize, evaluate, and use intelligently the intellectual tools of the discipline.

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CRES Colloquium Series: Senior Showcase

Comparative Race and Ethnicity Studies (CRES) invites you to CRES Colloquium, a series of discussions of classic works, contemporary events, and student...

2/12 12:00pm
Black Celebration Month: Leslie M. Alexander

Fear of a Black Republic: US–Haitian Relations in the Aftermath of the Haitian Revolution January 12, 2020 marked ten years since a massive earthquake...

2/17 4:30pm
Politics and Policy Lecture Series: Stefan Dolgert

Ichneumenoid Athena: The Posthuman Origins of 'The West' and the Xenopolis to Come Most 20th century political theorists presumed that the ancient Greeks...

2/18 5:30pm
Politics and Policy Lecture Series: Peter Gordon

Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the political science department.

3/5
Politics and Policy Lecture Series: Barbara Arneil

Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the political science department.

3/16

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