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Department of Political Science

Political Science at Union University


The Department seeks to develop leaders who will improve their communities, nations, and the world. Whether you desire to make an impact domestically or globally in government/politics, business, education, the law, or non-profit work, political science at Union University can help you achieve your goals. read more

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Process Is as Important as Substance
Sean Evans, Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science

Nov 21, 2014 - In the Schoolhouse Rock video “I’m Just a Bill,” we all learned that the president proposes legislation, Congress can accept or reject the bills, and if Congress rejects the president’s proposals, the president can take unilateral action to implements his proposals. &...read more

Democrats Lost; Republicans Didn't Win
Sean Evans, Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science

Nov 7, 2014 - On Tuesday night, a partisan wave swept Democrats out of power all across the nation and at every level of government. However in analyzing the election, I think it is more accurate to say that the Democrats lost the election more than Republicans won the election. Realizing this fact would lead both parties to make the correct decisions regarding strategy over the next two years.

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Union Hosts Amendment 2 Forum
Oct 24, 2014 - Last night, Union University's Department of Political Science hosted a forum on Amendment 2 with the Madison County Bar Association. The event started with Dr. Evans providing the backdrop to Amendment 2 by explaining how Tennessee moved from electing judges in popular votes to adopting a merit based system to the current proposal to adopt the "modified federal plan" where the governor would appoint a judge with the advise and consent of the General Assembly. &nbs...read more

Huckabee Lauds Christian Education, Decries Declining Morality
Oct 9, 2014 - Fox News host and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee spoke about personal morality and teh value of Christian education at Union University's 17th Annual Scholarship Banquet Oct. 7 at the Carl Perkins Civic Center. Huckabee said he was delighted to assist Union because he gradauted from another Southern Baptist liberal arts college, Ouchita Baptist University in Arkansas. As the first male in his family to attend college, Huckabee was dependent on scholarships. "i didn't have a trust fund,&q...read more

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