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Purdue Political Science Research

Political Science uses methods of scientific inquiry to address fundamental questions about political institutions, policy processs and design, civic culture, political beliefs, identities, attitudes, and behavior. We seek to understand how those questions shape governance, accountability, policy, domestic and international conflict, human and environmental security, and other important societal outcomes.

Addressing complex issues in governance and policy requires broad and bold approaches. The Department of Political Science encourages research that transcends traditional field and discipline boundaries, and values openness to new ideas and a culture of discovery.

Nested in a dynamic, innovative university environment, Purdue political scientists collaborate in transformative, policy-relevant research teams and interdisciplinary centers across campus like Advanced Methods at Purdue initiative, the Integrative Data Science Initiative, the Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement, the Purdue Policy Research Institute, the Institute for a Sustainable Future and the Institute for Physical AI

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