Preparing students to confront vital issues, raise critical perspectives, and explore new methodologies in the study of the fundamental concepts of power and change.
Research from UMN political science looks at whether and how populism made a difference in the 2016 election.
UMN political scientists look at what makes people pay attention to policy agendas.
Political parties have different ideologies, but similar IQ scores.
UMN political scientists show how conspiracy theories are politically motivated—and more common than we think.
A panel discussion, moderated by the Humphrey School’s Larry Jacobs, explores and responds to New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof’s critique of the social sciences as creating a “culture of exclusivity.” U of M faculty panelists include Doug Hartmann, Kathryn Pearson, Tim Brennan, Joann Miller, and Joe Soss.
A classic roundtable discussion from The Society Pages features U of M professors Zenzele Isoke and Enid Logan. Isoke issues a damning critique of media constructions of balance: “When the media panders to both sides or both ‘storylines’ … it makes a mockery of the political community. The media operates on the fiction that both sides are ‘equally valid,’ when clearly they are not.”