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
Tulia Falleti's undergraduate seminar PSCI 313 People of the Land: Indigeneity and Politics in Argentina and Chile has been featured in Penn Today.…Read More
Guy Grossman has been selected to join an ad hoc National Academy of Science Evidence committee entitled "Advance Reform in the Global Security and…Read More
Political Science PhD Candidate Hajer Al-Faham has recently published a peer-reviewed article “Researching American Muslims: A Case Study of…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.
For centuries it has been assumed that democracy must refer to the empowerment of the People's voice.
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.
Why do poor people often vote against their material interests?
Lawmaking is crucial to American democracy because it completely defines and regulates the public life of the nation.
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.