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Political Science

The Department of Political Science (POLS) stands out in the fields of international relations, political theory, comparative politics, Asian politics, futures studies, indigenous politics and public policy. Across these fields, there is a shared preoccupation with the critique of dominant historical forces and centers of power. Student-centered classes showcase broad yet comprehensive discussions that catalyze critical thinking and promote effective communication.

Major Academic Areas

  • Alternative Futures
  • Comparative Politics
  • Indigenous Politics
  • International Relations
  • Law and Politics
  • Political Theory
  • Public Policy

Specialties

  • Indigenous Politics offers comparative study of indigenous histories, cultures and politics, starting from the cultural and geographical specificity of Hawai‘i. It encourages the study and practice of indigenous political concepts, ethics and systems. It also engages in scholarship that matters to Indigenous communities.

Department of Political Science

Department of Political Science

Office: Saunders Hall 640
Email: polisci@hawaii.edu
Telephone: (808) 956-8357
Website: politicalscience.manoa.hawaii.edu