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Department of Political Science

Understanding the systems that make the world spin

Every day, political decisions are made that affect our lives. Will the legislature increase taxes? How will the courts interpret our most basic freedoms? Choose the Loyola University New Orleans Political Science program and you’ll get a full understanding of how to analyze individual and group motivation and behavior, think through working systems and institutions, and conduct research into how systems and institutions work. Learn more about the political science program.

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Political Science professor Sean Cain discusses the 2016 Presidential Race on WWL-TV

Political Science Professor Sean Cain analyzed the 2016 Presidential Race on WWL-TV Channel 4 in New Orleans.

In his analysis, Cain said this has been one of the most unpredictable presidential races in history. Cain expects that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, may have a hard time unifying his party and gaining popular support during the general election because he has taken aim at critizing so many minority groups.

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Washington Semester

Learn about American government at the center of the action.

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