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How the Race Will Be Won

Political Science Associate Professor Adam Sheingate shares his views on some critical, and sometimes overlooked, components of winning a presidential campaign in the latest Arts & Sciences Magazine.


A Day Late and a Euro Short

Prof. Nicolas Jabko participates in a faculty roundtable discussion on the economic crisis in Europe…why it started, who it might harm, and how to fix it, in the latest Arts & Sciences Magazine.


Playing the Market: A Political Strategy for Uniting Europe, 1985-2005

In the 1980s and 1990s, Nicolas Jabko suggests, the character of European integration altered radically, from slow growth to what he terms a “quiet revolution.” In Playing the Market, he traces the political strategy that underlay the move from the Single Market of 1986 through the official creation of the European Union in 1992 to the […]


Alker and IR: Global Studies in an Interconnected World

International Relations have rarely been considered a synthesis of humanistic and social sciences approaches to understand the complex connections of a global, and globalizing, world. One of the few scholars to have accomplished this creative blend was Hayward R. Alker. Alker and IR presents a set of visionary and original essays from scholars who have […]


A Guide to the United States Constitution (second edition)

In lively prose, Professors Ackerman and Ginsberg explain the origins of each constitutional provision, assess the ways in which each has been used and interpreted over time, and examine the controversies that continue to surround key constitutional principles such as the president’s powers to regulate interstate commerce. The authors also address a number of long-standing […]


Stare in the Darkness: The Limits of Hip-hop and Black Politics

Rap’s critique of police brutality in the 1980s. The Hip Hop Political Convention. The rise (and fall) of Kwame Kilpatrick, the “hip-hop mayor” of Detroit. Barack Obama echoing the body language of Jay-Z on the campaign trail. A growing number of black activists and artists claim that rap and hip-hop are the basis of an […]


Exploring Race and Politics Through a New Lens

The class Black Visual Politics—led by political scientist Lester K. Spence and photography instructor Phyllis Berger—requires photography, but it isn’t an art class. Instead it’s a traditional political science class addressing the politics of black families, the black self, and black spaces that’s combined with a documentary photography class. It’s interdisciplinary and collaborative. Read the […]


A World Becoming

In A World of Becoming William E. Connolly outlines a political philosophy suited to a world whose powers of creative evolution include and exceed the human estate. This is a world composed of multiple interacting systems, including those of climate change, biological evolution, economic practices, and geological formations. Such open systems, set on different temporal registers of […]


Expert Opinion: Jane Bennett

Prof. Jane Bennett shares some insights from her new book, Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things, with Arts & Sciences magazine. Click to read the article.


Prof. Deudney’s Book Named International Studies Association’s Best Book of the Decade

Bounding Power: Republican Security Theory from the Polis to the Global Village, a 2007 work by associate professor of political science Daniel Deudney, has been named one of three joint winners of the International Studies Association’s Best Book of the Decade Award. The honor is bestowed every 10 years upon a book or books of […]