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Union University Department of Political Science
Department of Political Science


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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Independent or Accountable Courts?
Sean Evans, Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science

Jul 23, 2014 - In an otherwise dull set of statewide races, one of the more interesting races is the retention elections of Chief Justice Gary Wade, Justice Cornelia Clark, and Justice Sharon Lee. Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey and many other Republicans believe that the Supreme Court, like the governor and state legislature, should reflect Tennessee’s Republican nature. Since the three justices are Democrats, Ramsey wants to replace them with mor...read more

The Great Debate
Sean Evans, Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science

Jul 8, 2014 - On our nation’s 238th birthday, it is appropriate to look back at the arguments defending our independence because two different versions of liberalism, according to Yuval Levin in The Great Debate, continue to shape and guide our political debate. O...read more

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Department Graduates 7
May 21, 2014 - This past Saturday, the Department of Political Science sent seven graduates off into the world. During their time at Union, they were very active in Student Government, Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature (TISL), fraternities and sororities, debate team, and many other campus and community activities. We wish the following God's richest blessings as they begin this new phase in their lives. Seth Brake of Denver, NC starred as the captain of Union's award winning debate team for the past year. He ...read more

Benefield Makes History Winning PSC Bracket Challenge
Apr 8, 2014 - Nice guys don’t finish last, they finish second (unless you adhere to the Ricky Bobby philosophy of “if you’re not first, you’re last.”) Before the bracket challenge started, Colby Benefield, a student in American Government, heard Dr. Evans talking with students about the Departmental Bracket Challenge and asked if he could play. Dr. Evans, being the gentlemen he is, said “sure.” So who wins the Department Bracket Challenge? Colby Benefield. And in the ultimate ir...read more

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