Welcome to the Department of Political Science at Georgia State University. Our faculty and students examine the most pressing and enduring puzzles of politics and policy at the local, national and global levels. With research expertise and a passion for teaching in all of the major fields in the discipline – American Government, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory, Public Law and Research Methods – the department offers innovative and comprehensive programs leading to the B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. Our Ph.D. program is ranked #83 nationally among political science graduate programs by U.S. News and World Report.
- The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: Reflections on Unrest in China“The more things change, the more they stay the same,” says Dr. Andrew Wedeman in a recent Bloomberg article on “Why China’s Experiment in Direct Democracy is Flawed.” Currently Wedeman is serving as a fellow with the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars Kissinger Institute for China and the United States for the 2016-2017… more »News
- Zoukis Research Collaborative Announces Best Paper Award Winner The Zoukis Research Collaborative in the department of political science at Georgia State University is pleased to announce that Professor Robert Morris, UT-Dallas, is this year’s winner of the Zoukis Best Paper Award. Professor Morris’s outstanding paper,“Exploring the effect of exposure to short-term solitary confinement among violent prison inmates,” was published in the… more »News
- 2016 Zoukis Summer Institute Explores Juvenile and Criminal Justice Reform Centering on the theme of Juvenile and Criminal Justice Reform, the second annual Zoukis Summer Institute held May 31 to June 2 enabled 20 undergraduates to learn more about political science and diverse aspects of criminal justice reform. Held in the CURVE facility in Library South, the event was hosted by the Department of… more »News
- Dr. Wedeman selected as a Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars fellow Professor Andrew Wedeman was selected to be one of approximately twenty Wilson Center scholars from around the world during AY16-17. The Wilson Center was chartered by Congress in 1968 and is the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum for tackling global issues through independent research. The center also seeks to build a bridge between the… more »News
- Dr. Charles Hankla discusses threat to Tran Pacific Partnership (TPP)At 5:00 am on October 5, after several all-night sessions ensconced in the Peachtree Plaza Hotel in Atlanta, trade negotiators from the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan and eight other Pacific Rim economies announced the completion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). This agreement, in the works since at least 2009, creates a free trade zone… more »News
- Dr. McCoy and Dr. Subotic discuss the peace deal in Colombia as a potential new modelOn September 23, 2015, the Colombian government made a major breakthrough in its negotiations with the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) to end 50 years of conflict. After three years of talks, Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos and FARC leader Rodrigo “Timochenko” Londoño agreed on a plan for comprehensive transitional justice in Colombia. The… more »News
- Dr. Henry “Chip” Carey talks drones with Atlanta TechEdgeDrone Technology WEB EXTRA Chris Brann, Professor Henry (Chip) Carey and Phil Freybott make their predictions on the future of drone technology. Video hereNews
- Dr. Andrew Wedeman’s interview with the Wall Street Journal on corruption in Chinese military Ex-Military Leader in China Is Subject of Graft Inquiry Former Gen. Guo Boxiong was placed under investigation, becoming the most senior military official brought down in President Xi Jinping’s campaign against corruption. Full story here Professor Andrew WedemanNews
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