Aristotle described the study of politics as the master science. In accord with that definition, the political science major at Saint Joseph's University is rooted firmly in the Liberal Arts tradition of Jesuit education, incorporating both humanistic and scientific approaches in its curriculum. It familiarizes students with the main branches of contemporary political science, from the timeless classics of political thought to the contemporary issues affecting American, regional, and world politics. In all of its courses, the department seeks to make its students aware of the increasing interconnectedness between domestic affairs, international trends, and developments. By encouraging its students to develop a life-long love of learning, a sense of responsible citizenship, the habit of critical analysis, and the ability to effectively express oneself through speaking and writing, the Political Science major offers a solid foundation for graduate and legal studies, as well as careers in government, education, communications, and commerce.

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Submissions from 1987

Sdi, Ethical and Strategic Implications, James E. Dougherty

The Prevention of an Arm's Race in Outer Space, James E. Dougherty

The Prospects for Nuclear Disarmament after Reykjavik, James E. Dougherty

The Strategic Defense Initiative and East-West Arms Control Negotiations, James E. Dougherty

Eisenhower Revisionism and American Politics, Anthony J. Joes

Church and State: A Debate, Francis Graham Lee

Review of "Hard Right: The Rise of Jesse Helms", Francis Graham Lee

Review of "The First Freedoms: Church and State in America to the Passage of the First Amendment", Francis Graham Lee

The Great American Constitution: Continuity and Change, Francis Graham Lee

The Religious Factor in the Appointment of Justices, Francis Graham Lee

The Role of Separation and Division of Powers in Protecting Individual Liberty, Francis Graham Lee

Two Hundred Years of Religious Liberty, Francis Graham Lee

Wall of Separation: Church-State Issues in America, Francis Graham Lee

Submissions from 1986

American Foreign Policy: FDR to Reagan, James E. Dougherty

JCS Reorganization and U.S. Arms Control Policy, James E. Dougherty

Technological Developments and the Evaluation of War, James E. Dougherty

Technology, Arms Control, and NATO's Nuclear/Conventional Dilemma, James E. Dougherty

The Space Defense Initiative and East-West Arms Negotiations, James E. Dougherty

From the Barrel of a Gun: Armies and Revolutions, Anthony J. Joes

Review of "Cavour", Anthony J. Joes

Public Budgeting: Concepts and Applications, Thomas J. Kane

Consent of the Governed: Citizen Involvement in Politics, Francis Graham Lee

Government Aid and Accreditation of Catholic Colleges and Universities in Light of the Vatican's Proposed Schema on Higher Education, Francis Graham Lee

How Much Does That Program Cost Anyway? The Cost of Graduate Education, Francis Graham Lee

Once More Around the Wall: Church and State in the Burger and Rehnquist Courts, Francis Graham Lee

Review of "Law's Empire", Francis Graham Lee

Review of "Mr. Justice and Mrs. Black", Francis Graham Lee

Review of "The Workshop of Democracy: Book 2 -- The American Experiment", Francis Graham Lee

Wall of Controversy: Church-State Conflict in America, the Justices and Their Opinions, Francis Graham Lee

Warren Earl Burger, Chief Justice, Francis Graham Lee

What's the Constitution All About? Preparing for the Bicentennial, Francis Graham Lee

Submissions from 1985

Approaches to Summit, James E. Dougherty

Contemporary Religious/Philosophical Thought and the Peace Movement in Western Europe, James E. Dougherty

Ethics, Deterrence, and National Security, James E. Dougherty

Security at a Lower Level of Armament: A Perspective from the United States of America, James E. Dougherty

Shattering Europe's Defense Consensus: The Antinuclear Protest Movement and the Future of NATO, James E. Dougherty

Shattering Europe's Defense Consensus: The Antinuclear Protest Movement and the Future of NATO, James E. Dougherty

Strategy, Politics and Ethical Feelings: A Perspective of the Protest Movement, James E. Dougherty

The Implications of SDI for Arms Control Efforts in Outer Space: A Perspective from the United States, James E. Dougherty

The Moral and Strategic Dilemmas of Nuclear Deterrence, James E. Dougherty

U.S. Views on the Problems of Achieving Arms Limitation in Outer Space, James E. Dougherty

Eisenhower Revisionism: The Tide Comes in, Anthony J. Joes

Review of "Behind the Lines", Anthony J. Joes

Viet Nam: Separating Fact from Myth, Anthony J. Joes

Celebrating Liberty, Francis Graham Lee

Innovation in Police Practice, Policy and Planning, Francis Graham Lee

Review of "The Longest Debate: A Legislative History of the 1964 Civil Rights Act", Francis Graham Lee

Selected Cases in Criminal Procedure, Francis Graham Lee

Submissions from 1984

American and Soviet Efforts at Arms Control Since the End of World War II, James E. Dougherty

American Foreign Policy and Nuclear Deterrence, James E. Dougherty

Characteristics of Post-World-War II Arms Control Negotiations and Their Lessons, James E. Dougherty

Political, Strategic and Ethical Factors in the Global Debate over Nuclear Deterrence, James E. Dougherty

Prospects for the Resumption of U.S.-Soviet Arms Negotiations, James E. Dougherty

Security Perceptions and Issues in East Asia: A Perspective from the United States of America, James E. Dougherty

Superpower Strategic Doctrines and Their Implications for Arms Control, James E. Dougherty

Superpower Strategic Doctrines and Their Implications for Arms Control, James E. Dougherty

Technological Developments and the Evolution of War, James E. Dougherty

The Bishops and Nuclear Weapons: The Catholic Pastoral Letter on War and Peace, James E. Dougherty

The Concept of Collective Security under the League of Nations and the United Nations, James E. Dougherty

The Current State of Superpower Relations and the Prospects for Arms Control, James E. Dougherty

Theories of International Conflict, James E. Dougherty

The Politics and Diplomacy of Disaramament at the United Nations, James E. Dougherty

The Present Situation and the Prospects for Arms Negotiations, James E. Dougherty

Eisenhower Revisionism: The Tide Comes in, Anthony J. Joes

City Managers View Intergovernmental Relations, Thomas J. Kane

Freedom: Everyone's Responsibility, Francis Graham Lee

Review of "The Constitution: That Delicate Balance", Francis Graham Lee

Review of "Those Gallant Men: On Trial in Vietnam", Francis Graham Lee

Submissions from 1983

American Catholics and the Debate over Nuclear Weapons, James E. Dougherty

Philosophical and Religious Thought Trends Underlying the Antinuclear Peace Movements in Western Europe and the United States, James E. Dougherty

The Moral Implications of Nuclear Deterrence Strategy, James E. Dougherty

The Second Draft of the Bishops' Pastoral Letter, James E. Dougherty

Political Parties of Europe, Anthony J. Joes

Law School Recruitment, Francis Graham Lee

Neither Conservative Nor Liberal: The Burger Court on Civil Rights and Liberties, Francis Graham Lee

Review of "The American Inquisition: Justice and Injustice in the Cold War", Francis Graham Lee

Taking the Consitution Literally, Francis Graham Lee

The Burger Court: Election Issue 1984, Francis Graham Lee

Submissions from 1982

Just War, Nuclear Weapons and Noncombatant Immunity, James E. Dougherty

Negotiating Arms Reduction with the USSR, James E. Dougherty

Nuclear Weapons, Deterrence Strategy and Arms Negotiations: A Catholic Perspective, James E. Dougherty

Strategic Theories, Geopolitics, and Soviet Naval Strategy, James E. Dougherty

The Horn of Africa: A Map of Political-Strategic Conflict, James E. Dougherty

The Moral Implications of Nuclear Deterrence Strategy, James E. Dougherty

Mussolini, Anthony J. Joes

A National Survey: Municipal Budget Directors View Budgetary Control, Thomas J. Kane

Budget Directors View Budget Control, Thomas J. Kane

Review of "From Token to Triumph", Francis Graham Lee

Review of "Haig: The General's Progress", Francis Graham Lee

Review of "Press, Party and Presidency", Francis Graham Lee

Submissions from 1981

A National Arms Control Policy for the 1980s, James E. Dougherty

Contending Theories of International Relations: A Comprehensive Survey, James E. Dougherty

International Relations Theory: Trends of the Last Decade, James E. Dougherty

National Security and Military Spending, James E. Dougherty

Security at a Lower Level of Armaments: A Perspective from the USA, James E. Dougherty

The Configuration of the Global System, James E. Dougherty

The Polisario Insurgency: War and Minuet in North-West Africa, James E. Dougherty

The Polisario Insurgency: War and Minuet in North-West Africa, James E. Dougherty

Black Shirt, Red Heart, Anthony J. Joes

Fascism and Developing Nations: Ghana as a Test Case, Anthony J. Joes