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Welcome to the Department of Political Science at Rice University. This website is designed to provide information on our department members, their research, department activities, and our degree programs. We offer programs for students pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees with specializations in American Politics, Comparative Politics, or International Relations.


Liberals and conservatives: Hardwired to disagree?

Are liberals and conservatives hardwired to disagree?

Rice to host ‘Turkey at a Crossroads? The 2014 Presidential Elections Roundtable Discussion’

Rice University's Department of Political Science will present "Turkey at a Crossroads? The 2014 Presidential Elections Roundtable Discussion" July 24 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Herring Hall, Room 100. The discussion is open to the general public as well as the Rice community and will be followed by a reception.

Researchers find hormones affect voting behavior

Researchers have found that hormone levels can affect voter turnout.

Martin to serve on editorial staff of Journal of Politics

Lanny Martin, Rice University's Albert Thomas Associate Professor of Political Science, will serve as comparative politics editor of the Journal of Politics beginning in January 2015.

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