Welcome to the Department of Political Science

For more than 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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Awards and Announcements

M. Kent Jennings Receives the 2020 Frank J. Goodnow Award

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In Evidence, Politics, and Education Policy, political scientists Lorraine M. McDonnell...