PSCI Department Research

Published: April 25, 2024

Political science (PSCI) research connects theory and practice to examine global governance systems. It investigates power dynamics, institutions, behaviors, and policy consequences, offering information about local, national, and international political structures. PSCI research focuses on election systems, democratic stability, and how decisions are made in authoritarian regimes. It employs approaches such as qualitative case studies and statistical analysis to investigate governance, political economics, conflict resolution, and public opinion. As societies face difficulties such as globalization, climate change, and technological upheaval, PSCI research becomes more essential.

Student research in Political Science is a dynamic process in which students investigate a variety of subjects within the field, promoting critical thinking and civic involvement. It is motivated by mentorship and intellectual inquiry, and it contributes to academic conversation. This includes:  

- Student Research Symposium 

- Student Feature: Chloe Ragdsdale, PRAXIS Co-Editor 

- PSCI Breger-Bush Co-authors Research with Students 

Faculty research at PSCI is a complex array of intellectual inquiry that addresses societal concerns through rigorous methods and broad perspectives.  It contributes to academic literature, educates public discourse, and shapes policy agendas at the local, national, and international levels. This includes: 

- Turan Kayaolgu publishes on Turkey's NHRI and Human Rights

- Karen Sugar Gives talk for GSU Lecture Series

- Policy Feedback and the enforcement of international wildlife treaties in Germany 

- Betcy Jose Helps Nearly 100 Afghan Asylum-seekers

- Betcy Jose interviewed on the Israel-Palestine Conflict 

- Prof. Jim Walsh's "Unearthed" Event a Huge Success

- International Executive Roundtable with Dr. Stefes

Political science research is on track for incredible growth and influence as a result of rising technology and global concerns. Scholars and practitioners have the potential to affect governance, policymaking, and political discourse by encouraging collaboration, embracing diversity, and addressing critical issues in society.