Department of Political Science News
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.
Current Political Science News
A collection of stories highlighting UNLV experts and their analysis of all things politics in 2020.
A sampling of university experts who sounded off on the year’s monumental movements surrounding race, ethnicity, and gender.
A collection of news stories highlighting the election, COVID-19, and scientific discovery at UNLV.
A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV’s commitment to community, health care, and research.
UNLV research team explores the population and politics of 13 swing states, pushing beyond the old blue state-red state model and painting a new picture where changing suburbs influence outcomes.
Diversity, safety, and success become the foundation for UNLV.
Political Science In The News
There’s an unanswered question at the heart of the current political climate: Have Republicans won elections in the past four years because of President Donald Trump’s influence or in spite of him?
This year’s CES will look different than its predecessors, and not just because it’s going virtual — it’s also more diverse.
Two months after the 2020 elections, Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada is still in campaign mode. And she’s not even on a ballot.
For one retired California attorney hoping to live out his days in quiet, conservative isolation in Pahrump, Nevada’s democracy is something that must be rigorously stamped out.
During the Ma Ying-jeou presidency in Taiwan (2008-2016), confrontations over relations with the People’s Republic of China stressed the country’s institutions, leading to a political crisis. Nevertheless, as documented in Dynamics of Democracy in Taiwan, a new book edited by Kharis Templeman, Yun-han Chu, and Larry Diamond, its democracy proved to be resilient. In this discussion, several of the book’s contributors will reflect on the politics of this era, and what subsequent developments tell us about the enduring strengths and weaknesses of Taiwan’s democracy.
The Electoral College meets today, and Nevada's six electoral votes are set to go to President-elect Joe Biden, despite attempts by the Trump campaign to overturn the results.