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Union University Department of Political Science

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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Who's Going to Run in 2016
Sean Evans, Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science

Feb 21, 2015 - With over 20 Republicans expressing an interest in the White House and no clear frontrunner, who has the best chance to win the presidential nomination in 2016? Currently, candidates are running ...read more

Ben Carson's Disqualifying Foreign Policy Views
Micah Watson, Assistant Professor of Political Science & Director, Center for Religion and Politics

Feb 17, 2015 - This video from Fox News (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZiA7Ro3EFc) should be as damaging to Dr. Ben Carson's presidential aspirations as the one Sarah Palin had not so long ago. Five quick points. 1. He opens by saying we shouldn't be Democrats and Republicans, but Americans, because a house divided cannot stand. Beyond the banality of this trope (trope=Democrats and Republicans, not the house divided line), the current irony of this is that he draws almost all of his support from...read more

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Predictions for 2015
Jan 8, 2015 - Continuing a tradition began last year, Department faculty have made predictions for what will occur in 2015 so be sure to print out the predictions and see how well the faculty do over the course of 2015. Here are their predictions: Micah Watson’s Predictions read more

How Well Did Faculty Predict 2014?
Jan 5, 2015 - Last year, the Department faculty started a tradition by making predictions for the year. So how well did the department do with their 2014 predictions? Both Drs. Baker and Evans did well with their electoral picks as both predicted the GOP wave a year before it materialized. Both picked Republicans to take the Senate with Dr. Evans correctly picking 7 of the pick-ups, an 8th with his me...read more

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