Department of Political Science
at boston college
A not so distant state
Assistant Professor Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner questions the state of India’s democracy beyond the voting booth, in an article she wrote for The Indian Express.
Islam in Germany, Turkey
The decision to exclude current Turkish-German generations from dual citizenship betrays a fundamental incoherence in German policy, contends Political Science Associate Professor Jonathan Laurence in a piece for the German-language newspaper Die Welt. Read it in English.
Immigration Reform in the U.S.
A proposal advanced by Political Science Professor Peter Skerry to break the U.S. deadlock on immigration reform is highlighted in The Economist.
Dual Book Awards
Political Science Professor Gerald Easter has won two major awards from the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies for his book, Capital, Coercion, and Postcommunist States, which examines divergent approaches to taxation among former Eastern Bloc countries. BC Bookmarks
Paranoid Style, Then and Now
Can Richard Hofstadter's insights of a half-century ago help us understand today's radical right? An essay by Political Science Professor Alan Wolfe, director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, in the Chronicle of Higher Education Review.
Award-winning Political Science Majors
Political Science seniors have won or shared six major Boston College awards for undergraduate excellence.
Junior at U.N. climate event
Joseph Manning A&S '14 is attending the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 18th annual Conference of the Parties which takes place through Dec. 7 in Doha, Qatar. BC News Release
Today's Young Republicans
Taylor Eggleston A&S '15, founder of the Boston College Eagle Political Society, is prominent in a feature on young Republicans by NECN.
Stephen Jung Woo Choi A&S '14 is one of three Boston College students to receive a prestigious David L. Boren Scholarship. A triple major (political science, Islamic civilization and societies, and philosophy), Choi will study Mandarin at the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies and the China Studies Institute at Peking University during the 2012-13 academic year.
Books published recently by department faculty:
The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy by Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba, and Henry E. Brady. Princeton University Press.
The Emancipation of Europe's Muslims: The State's Role in Minority Integration by Jonathan Laurence. Princeton University Press.
Alan Wolfe, Political Evil: What It Is, and How to Combat It. Random House
Kant and the Limits of Autonomy by Susan Meld Shell. Harvard University Press.
Globalization and Its Effects, by David Deese. Ashgate Publishing.