Welcome! The Department of Political Science at the University of
Washington (Seattle) has over 28 full-time distinguished faculty, 80 Ph.D. students, and 800 undergraduate majors and minors. The
vitality of the department is evident in the diverse interests of its faculty,
the wide-ranging activities of its research centers, sponsored events, and
exceptional educational opportunities at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Prof. Lance Bennett on The Conversation web site,
"Connective action: the public’s answer to democratic dysfunction"
Prof. Christopher Parker at the University of Virginia's Miller Center American Forum debate,
"Resolved: Our Polarized Political Process No Longer Reflects the Will of the American People", with George Will as one of the debaters. Aired on PBS (transcripts available).
Prof. John Wilkerson's LegSim Project featured in Provost eTrends newsletter, "John Wilkerson: Expecting the unexpected in a dynamic group project" (page 10)
Prof. Susan Whiting and Xiao Ma on openDemocracy.net site, "The Party Rules: What lies behind the Chinese Communist Party elite’s foregrounding of the ‘rule of law’?"
Matt Barreto's new book, "Latino America: How America’s Most Dynamic Population is Poised to Transform the Politics of the Nation"
Prof. Peter May has won the Excellence in Mentoring Award from the Public Policy Section at APSA. The section established the award “to recognize sustained efforts by a senior scholar to encourage and facilitate the career of emerging political scientists in the field of public policy.”
Passing of Alex Gottfried, Prof Emeritus