Introduction

Building on its historical strength, Yale is a leader in research and teaching in contemporary Political Science. The Department is home to around 45 faculty, whose scholarship and teaching span across the subfields of Political Science and the countries of the world. The undergraduate major is among the largest on campus, and the graduate program produces Ph.D. students who have taken leadership positions in the discipline. 

Many Political Science faculty also play active roles in related programs at Yale, such as the Program in Ethics, Politics, and Economics; Directed Studies; the Institution for Social And Policy Studies; and the MacMillian Center. The Department also sponsors numerous seminars, lectures, and conferences that are open to all members of the Yale community.

News

Assistant Professor Daniel C. Mattingly
Assistant Professor Daniel Mattingly’s book The Art of Political Control in China is reviewed in the New York Review of Books this month. Abstract: “When and why do...
Professor Helene Landemore
Professor Helene Landemore will be a featured speaker in a three day Symposium at Boston University’s Pardee Center. “How Democracy Survives: The Crises of the Nation...
Professor Bryan Garsten
Professor Bryan Garsten, along with  Jennifer Hochschild, Diane Rubenstein, Jeffrey K. Tulis, Nicole Mellow, has authored a paper entitled “The Inheritance of Loss: Symposium...
Professor James C. Scott
Professor James C. Scott was interviewed on Slate Magazine Online’s Interrogation section in a piece entitled “What’s So Bad About Anarchy, Anyway?” In the article,...
Professor Gregory Huber and Kyle Peyton, Yale Law
Professor Gregory Huber and Kyle Peyton, Yale Law, have published an article entitled “Racial Resentment, Prejudice, and Discrimination” with the Southern Political Science...
Gregory Collins and book cover for Edmund Burke's Political Economy
In recognition of his outstanding research in the fields of ethics, politics and economics, the Acton Institute will be awarding Gregory Collins the 2020 Novak Award.  ...