Rudra Sil has been awarded the Ira H. Abrams Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching. The Ira H. Abrams Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching…Read More
Penn students, Indigenous Leaders from Argentina and Chile, and CLALS Director, Tulia Falleti produce the film: Gente de la tierra: Indigeneidad y política en Argentina y Chile (People of the Land: Indigeneity and politics in Argentina and Chile)
CLALS Director and Class of 1965 Endowed Term Professor of Political Science, Tulia Falleti, in collaboration with Mapuche and other Indigenous…Read More
Nancy J. Hirschmann has been appointed Geraldine R. Segal Professor in American Social Thought. Read more here.Read More
Penn professor and Perry World House Director Michael Horowitz has been appointed as a senior fellow of the David Rockefeller Studies Program in the…Read More
Guy Grossman's article "Information Technology and Political Engagement: Mixed Evidence from Uganda" with Macartan Humphreys and Gabriella Sacramone-…Read More
Penn’s Political Science Department is experiencing a renaissance. Over the past decade, our faculty has grown by 50%, an increase in quantity that has been matched by gains in quality. The strength of our faculty in each of four major subfields is being built with an eye to excellence embracing a variety of approaches and methodologies.
Why do poor people often vote against their material interests?
For centuries it has been assumed that democracy must refer to the empowerment of the People's voice.
The Diffusion of Military Power examines how the financial and organizational challenges of adopting new methods of fighting wars can influence the international balance of power.
How political protests and activism have a direct influence on voter and candidate behavior
To govern in a democracy, political leaders have to compromise. When they do not, the result is political paralysis―dramatically demonstrated by the gridlock in Congress in recent years.