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Stories from Political Science:

supreme court building

With a Supreme-Court-nominee recently announced and a contentious approval process looming, a BYU political science professor is raising questions about some of the problems associated with the nomination process. 

Scroll through Twitter or watch an NFL game and you’ll quickly remember we live in a time of unprecedented political polarization. According to BYU researchers, politicians’ penchant for violent language isn’t helping.

Professor David Magleby and a student talk about the exit poll on the KBYU Election Night set

With Utah considered a “tossup” in the Presidential election, all eyes will be on the Utah Colleges Exit Poll and its KBYU broadcast Tuesday night when voting booths close at 8 p.m.


Professor Jessica Preece

Professor Jessica Preece has authored several new studies that show how women respond to efforts recruiting them to run for political office. 

Brigham Young University’s Model European Union (MEU) team earned four awards at the 10th Annual MEU conference held at the University of Washington’s European Union Center of Excellence, Feb. 7-8, 2014.

New experiments in group decision making show that having a seat at the table is very different than having a voice.