Department of Political Science

College of Letters & Science


The University of Wisconsin Political Science Department is one of the nation's oldest and most respected programs. Our department is highly ranked in national surveys, and our award-winning faculty are known for innovative research on the discipline's most current and important questions. Our dedication to teaching is also apparent: we are one of the largest majors on campus, with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate instruction.

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The Effects of Malapportionment in Parliamentary Systems: Subnational Evidence from India
In a Classroom of their Own: The Intersection of Race and Feminist Politics in All-Black Male Schools
Local Embeddedness and Bureaucratic Performance: Evidence from India
How Nonpartisan Ballot Design Conceals Partisanship: A Survey Experiment of School Board Members in Two States
Guatemala's president tried to expel the U.N. commissioner who announced he was under investigation"
"International institutions: Weak Commitments and Costly Signals."