Robert M. Howard Guest Speaker at the Perimeter Progressives

Posted On October 25, 2017
Categories Events, News

Prof. Robert M. Howard will give a talk at the Perimeter Progressives, Nov. 4, 2017, on the history/concept of Gerrymandering, how it is used in Georgia, and the constitutional issues behind Gill v. Whitford. Perimeter Progressives describes itself as a grassroots-based organization that seeks to engage, activate and collaborate with progressive-minded individuals along the… more »

Congress and The President in Times of War

Posted On October 10, 2017
Categories News

How do United States Presidents fare with Congress during war? GSU’s Dr. Susanne Schorpp and Dr. Charles Finocchiaro of the University of Oklahoma answer this question in a recent United States Politics and Policy Blog post. Based on the paper, “Congress and the President in Times of War” in American Politics Research, the authors delve… more »

Republicans Are The Party of Ideological Inconsistency

Posted On October 9, 2017
Categories News, Uncategorized

Why do Republicans have trouble passing legislation regardless of the fact that Republicans control both the Executive and Legislative branches? In a Monkey Cage article for the Washington Post, Dr. Robert Lupton of the University of Connecticut, Dr. William Myers of the University of Tampa, and GSU’s Dr. Judd Thorton break down why Republicans are… more »

Department Colloquium: Electoral Cycles and Public Programs Delivery in India

Posted On October 5, 2017
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Do electoral cycles shape the implementation of the public programs? Dr. Anjali Bohlken, Assistant Professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology, discussed this question through presenting her ongoing research on the case India. This Oct. 4th research talk is part of the department colloquia series and was… more »

Latin American Politics Class Conducts Simulation on Venezuelan Crisis

Posted On October 4, 2017
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Dr. Jennifer McCoy’s Latin American Politics class conducted a four-week long simulation exercise on the U.S. response to a Venezuelan political and economic crisis, provided by the Council on Foreign Relation’s Model Diplomacy website. Students were paired in teams to role-play members of the U.S. National Security Council.  After three weeks of preparation, they participated… more »

Study Abroad Opportunity: South Korea’s Ewha Womans University

This Spring GSU is sending undergraduate students to study in Seoul, South Korea. As part of GSU’s partnership with Ewha Woman’s University international exchange program, our student will experience one of Asia’s most high tech and modern cities and get to study at one of the top universities in Korea. Both male and female students… more »

Michael Herb Named New Chair

Posted On June 27, 2017
Categories News

Michael Herb has been named chair of Political Science beginning July 1, 2017. He succeeds Carrie Manning, who has served as chair for the past six years.

“Mike brings many strengths to the position as a scholar, teacher, and as an active member of the department, college and university,” said Sara Rosen, dean of the… more »

Behind the Music: Hip Hop and Social Justice

Posted On June 15, 2017
Categories American Politics, News

Hosted by Georgia State University Political Science Department Location: Classroom South, Room 608


In 2017 Hip-Hop culture celebrates its 44th year of existence as a cultural form in America. Since its beginning Hip-Hop has expanded beyond the borders of the United States to serve as a political, social and cultural art form in many… more »

Political Science Speaker Series Hits Home Runs!

Posted On May 25, 2017
Categories News

“This year’s Political Science Speaker Series was a tremendous success!” said Chair of Political Science Carrie Manning. Launched in the 2014-2015 academic year with Associate Professor Ryan E. Carlin coordinating, “the program is a valuable asset not only to graduate and undergraduate students, but also to faculty,” said Dr. Manning.

“Featuring an array of speakers… more »