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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

Upcoming Events

  • What is Amendment 2? Oct 23, 7:00pm: Carl Grant Events Center
    The Department of Political Science and the Madison County Bar Association will co-host a Forum on Amendment 2 on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7pm in the Carl Grant Events Center. This November, Tennesseans will vote on Amendment 2 to change the way that we select appellate judges. Under the proposed constitutional amendment, the governor will appoint judges with the advise and consent of the Tennessee General Assembly. Speaking in favor of this amendment is local attorney Steve Maroney and speaking against is John Avery Emison, the state coordinator of "No on Amendment 2." There will be a time for questions after their talks.
  • Advizapalooza Nov 3, 5:00pm: Jones Suite
    The Department will provide pizza and advise students preparing their schedule for the Spring semester.
  • Election Analysis Nov 6, 7:00pm: PAC D-52
    Department faculty will discuss the meaning of Tuesday's elections and what they mean for politics in the next two years.
  • Senior Seminar Presentations Dec 5, 1:00pm: TBA
    Seniors will present their senior seminar presentations on Friday, Dec. 5, from 1-3pm and Monday, Dec. 8, from 11-1am.
  • Christmas Lunch Dec 9, 12:00pm: Jones Suite
    The Department will provide a come-and-go lunch for students as they wrap up exams and papers and prepare to head home.

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Republicans Are Slight Favorites to Win Senate
Sean Evans, Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science

Oct 17, 2014 - With the election over two weeks away, Republicans are slight favorites to win control of the Senate but the outcome is still uncertain. As election day approaches, here are some key indicators that will determine control of the Senate. First, what is Obama’s approval ratings in t...read more

Mayoral Race Looks Interesting
Sean Evans, Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science

Sep 12, 2014 - It is a rare event when a popular incumbent faces a difficult reelection race. However State Senator Lowe Finney’s recent announcement that he will challenge Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist is one such race. At the outset, Mayor Gist has several built-in advantages. First, G...read more

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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

Constitution Day Discussion Focuses on Imperial Presidency
Sep 19, 2014 - Last night, the Department of Political Science led a discussion of "The Imperial Presidency: Unilateral Presidential Action and Constiutional Limits" for one of Union's larger Constitution Day events. With President Obama's unilateral actions stopping deportation of certain illegal immigrants, making recess appointments when the Senate was in pro forma session, bombing Libya without Congressional authorization, waiving compliance with No Child Left Behind (NCLB), changing dates for implementation of health care reform and ot...read more

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