Rudra Sil was recently featured on a World Affairs Council event alongside the venerable Trudy Rubin, long-time foreign affairs correspondent of the…Read More
Ph.D. Candidate Hajer Al-Faham is the recipient of the American Political Science Association’s Byran Jackson Dissertation Research Award. The Byran…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.
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.
Lawmaking is crucial to American democracy because it completely defines and regulates the public life of the nation.
This book addresses the long-standing puzzle of how China’s private sector manages to grow without secure property rights.
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.