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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Political Science

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Professor Lindsey O'Rourke

According to Assistant Professor Lindsey O'Rourke, the U.S. tried to change other countries' governments 72 times during the Cold War. In an article for the Washington Post, she discusses what can be learned about Russian hacking in 2016 from past U.S. covert operations.  


Since the election, analyses have examined how Clinton supporters differ from Trump supporters by race, education and geographic residence. The persistence of partisan differences by age in American elections, however, has received somewhat less attention, writes Assistant Professor of Political Science David Hopkins.  Washington

Peter Krause

Assistant Professor Peter Krause conducted interviews with MSNBC, WGBH and NECN on the weekend attacks in New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota, as well as the U.S. response to terrorism.

Picture of Schlozman holding award

Professor Kay L. Schlozman was awarded the 2016 Samuel J. Eldersveld Career Achievement Lifetime Award, which "recognizes a scholar whose lifetime professional work has made an outstanding contribution to the field," by the section on Political Organizations and Parties of the American Political Science Association.

Marc Landy

Professor of Political Science Marc Landy discussed the significance of reports that Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has ties to a pro-Kremlin political party in Ukraine, in an interview with NECN.

Emily Thorson

It would be easy to believe that Americans are falling in love with Donald Trump, according to Assistant Professor of Political Science Emily Thorson, who wrote on the election for an audience outside the U.S. in an essay for The Hindu.

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In Print

Books published recently by department faculty:

The Philippines

The Philippines: An Asiatic and Catholic Archipelago by Pierre de Charentenay, S.J. Jescom.

book by susan shell

Kant’s Observations and Remarks: A Critical Guide, edited by Susan Meld Shell and Richard Velkley. Cambridge University Press.

book by Eve Grace and Christopher Kelly

The Challenge of Rousseau, edited by Eve Grace and Christopher Kelly. Cambridge University Press.

book by Dennis Hale

The Jury in America: Triumph and Decline, by Dennis Hale. University Press of Kansas.

book bt Jennifer Erickson

Dangerous Trade: Arms Exports, Human Rights, and International Reputation, by Jennifer L. Erickson. Columbia University Press.

book by Robert Ross

China in the Era of Xi Jinping: Domestic and Foreign Policy Challenges, by Robert Ross. 


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