Faculty in the political science department cover a broad range of specialties including American politics, public policy, public law, political theory, comparative politics, and international politics.
In Nevada’s GOP primary vs. GOP caucus feud, Nikki Haley makes a gamble
Former Gov. Nikki Haley faces steep odds to win Iowa and New Hampshire against a dominant Donald Trump. Yet Haley is almost guaranteed to come in first in the third contest — the Feb. 6 Nevada primary — which comes weeks before the crucial vote in South Carolina. And she’ll probably do it without spending a dime, but she won’t get a single delegate for it.
Taiwan announces new representative to the United States. Former representative Hsiao Meiqin returns to Taiwan to participate in the election campaign, thanking the United States for its "love"
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday (November 29) appointed Representative to the European Union and to Belgium Yu Dai as the new representative to the United States, replacing Hsiao Meiqin, who has registered as the running mate of Democratic Progressive Party presidential candidate Lai Ching-te. Before leaving office, Xiao Meiqin said goodbye to her colleagues in the representative office in the United States and thanked the United States for its "love" and support for Taiwan.
Can Taiwan Continue to Fight Off Chinese Disinformation?
Fact checkers and watchdog groups said public apathy was a concern — research suggests that Taiwanese people make limited use of fact-checking resources in past elections — as was the risk of being spread too thin.
2024 Taiwan General Election: The Rise and Failure of “Blue and White” in this and the next life
While the American people are celebrating Thanksgiving, the drama of Taiwan's presidential election has just settled. Hou Youyi, the presidential candidate of the Chinese Kuomintang (Blue Camp), and Ke Wenzhe (White Camp), the presidential candidate of the Taiwan People's Party, officially announced that they would give up their "Blue and White Partnership" to run for the 2024 Taiwan presidential election, and instead decided to nominate their own party members.
Austin Horng-En Wang (Political Science) contributes a chapter, "Politics in Taipei," to the Encyclopedia of Taiwan Studies edited by SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies at the University of London. By reviewing the history and the development of politics in Taipei City between 1600 and 2020, Wang argues that Taipei City has performed two essential…
Professor Ben Farrer (Political Science) published "Goals, Strategies, and Tactics: Continuity and Change in Extinction Rebellion in the United Kingdom" in the December 2023 edition of the journal Contention. This article argues that the environmental activism group Extinction Rebellion has a unique strategy that helped it disrupt UK politics.…
A journal, Governance, vol. 7, which highlights the excellent work done by UNLV undergraduates in the Department of Political Science, was recently published. The faculty supervisor is professor Nerses Kopalyan. Professor Martha Phelps assisted with this issue.
Rachel Torres and Elizabeth Maltby (both Political Science) had a peer-reviewed article published in Journal of Public Policy.
"Previous scholarship has shown that experience with public policies can affect citizens’ willingness to participate in politics. However, few studies have examined whether the effect of experience with policy…
Jared Oestmand (Political Science) and Tim Passmore from the Virginia Military Institute recently published an article, "Reliable Contributors? Leadership Turnover, Regime Type, and Commitments to Peacekeeping," in Foreign Policy Analysis. Their study examines the links between domestic politics and countries' voluntary troop contributions to…
John Tuman (Political Science) coauthored a chapter with John Holmes, emeritus, Queens University, entitled, "The North American Auto Industry in Transition," which has accepted for publication in the edited book La IAM en la transición. The book will be published by the The Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the El Colegio de Sonora, Mexico.