UvA Political Science
Political Science at the UvA investigates how ongoing social, economic, and political transformations affect local, national, European and global governance. The Department therefore studies politics broadly, addressing interactions between the political system, the economy and civil society. Its teaching and research carry-out such study to critically investigate and improve the democratic accountability, representative quality and legitimacy of contemporary governance.
To pursue this broad mission, the Department is and seeks to remain among the most comprehensive political science communities in Europe. Its faculty represents full academic diversity in terms of substantive areas of research, methodological and epistemological approaches, and engagement with adjacent disciplines.
The teaching and research emerging from this diversity does not evolve in isolation but rather through mutual engagement within a single departmental community.