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Welcome to the Department of Political Science

For over half a century, the Department of Political Science at UC Santa Barbara has been home to top scholars engaged in cutting edge research. The Department prides itself on first-rate teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

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Graduate students, faculty, and staff are inivited to paricipate in an informal brown bag lunch.

  1. June 2, 2016 - 12:00pm


Here is a list of tenative course offerings for Winter and Spring of 2017. 

Department graduate students have recently published in Electoral Studies and the Asian Journal of Comparative Politics.

Professor John Woolley's recent article on Dodd-Frank and Financial Reform was used by the New Yorker's May 16, 2016 story on "Banking's New Normal."

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