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Excellence, pluralism, societal engagement
Political Science at the UvA is one of the leading political science departments in Europe. It strives to be inclusive of all major theoretical, substantive and methodological colours in political science.
Political Science UvA encompasses innovative research and teaching programmes in comparative politics, international relations, European politics, political theory, political economy, and public policy, as well as cross-cutting themes including migration, conflict, democracy and its alternatives, gender and diversity, and transnational politics.
Political Science Research is organised into three Programme Groups, which are members of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR):
Challenges to Democratic Representation
Political Economy and Transnational Governance (PETGOV)
Transnational Configurations, Conflict and Governance