The mission of the Department of Political Science is to provide information about and analysis of the political world. In our research we craft theory and gather data to understand policy choices and political conflicts. In our teaching we address a wide array of political institutions and processes. Through community engagement we share our understanding beyond the classroom and academic world.
The Political Science Department is proud to honor and recognize graduating majors of the class of 2014 that received national, university, and department awards. Congratulations to these outstanding students for being recognized for your achievements! Learn more
We are very glad to welcome back Visiting Assistant Professor Paul Schroeder, who will teach courses on Chinese politics and other topics. Welcome also to the new students coming to CWRU, welcome back to those who are returning, and a fond farewell to our highly accomplished graduates. We also have news about undergraduate honors, the masters program and the integrated graduate studies program. Learn more
Wellman Hill internship grants are intended to enable Political Science majors to accept public service summer internships that financial limitations might otherwise force them to decline. The selection committee is prepared to give four or more students up to $4000 each. Learn more
Our faculty studies politics with many different methods, including elite interviewing, survey research, building statistical databases, mathematical modeling, digging through archives and secondary research. We try to find the right data to fit good questions.
The following list includes publications over the past two years, including manuscripts completed and accepted for publication but not yet published. (It can take a while!). It also includes fellowships, honors, and a bit on some major ongoing work. Each entry also includes a link to the professor’s website, which has more information and in some cases has links to individual papers. Learn more