Political Science

The alumni owl on Main Campus.
How one Owl went from mentee to employee
Type: News Story
The Political Science Department is working to connect students and alumni with career support amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 4, 2021
Image of Paige Hill outside of College of Liberal Arts at Temple
Two BIPOC Owls accepted to Ivy League schools
Type: News Story
Distinguished students blaze the trail to prestigious PhD programs.
April 14, 2021
Assistant Professor of Political Science Michael Sances
Issues of racial injustice have helped shape the 2020 presidential election
Type: News Story
Assistant Professor of Political Science Michael Sances discusses how issues of racial injustice have influenced the campaigns.
October 14, 2020
Nyron Crawford wearing a suit and tie with bookshelves in the background.
Citizenship is more than voting, political science professor says
Type: News Story
Nyron Crawford, assistant professor of political science, was inspired by his upbringing to try to understand how public policy shapes people’s lives.
August 30, 2016
Cable news is not polarizing America, says Temple political scientist in new book
Type: News Story
At a time when ideologically-based news options on cable television are proliferating, many are concerned that such programming may be polarizing American voters. But, in his new book Changing Minds or Changing Channels: Partisan News in an Age of Choice, Temple political scientist Kevin Arceneaux shows that partisan news is not polarizing America.
September 13, 2013
PCN airs election town hall meeting live from Temple's Main Campus
Type: News Story
Tonight at 7 p.m., Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) will host a live town hall meeting from Temple's Shusterman Hall.
October 8, 2012
Political experts say conventions are key in race for the White House
Type: News Story
With the 2012 presidential election just months away, the nation's attention has turned to the Democratic and Republican presidential nominating conventions. Temple University political experts Christopher Wlezien, Kevin Arceneaux and Robin Kolodny offer their insights on the campaigns and what to expect from the conventions this year.
August 15, 2012
Faces of Temple: Erik M. Jacobs
Type: News Story
Political science major Erik M. Jacobs shares how enrolling in a Temple political science course on campaigns and elections has led to opportunities with the U.S. Senate and Republican National Convention.
January 27, 2012
Foreclosures bring age of uncertainty
Type: In the Media
November 22, 2011
Low voter turnout anticipated
Type: In the Media
November 7, 2011
Political scientist recognized for prescient political theory
Type: News Story
Temple political scientist Joseph M. Schwartz has been presented with the American Political Science Association's David Easton Book Award for his 2009 work, The Future of Democratic Equality: Reconstructing Social Solidarity in a Fragmented America, in which he accurately predicted the emergence of inequality as a major political issue.
November 8, 2011
Economic inequality presaged current recession
Type: News Story
In Joseph Schwartz's new book, The Future of Democratic Equality: Rebuilding Social Solidarity in a Fragmented America (Routledge Press, 2009), he challenges the politics of the right and takes on many of the standard views of self-proclaimed “radical” and “postmodern” political theorists.
March 23, 2009