Political Characterology: On the Method of Theorizing in Hannah Arendt’s Origins of Totalitarianism

by Hans-Jörg Sigwart, University of Erlangen–Nürnberg Abstract: “Notwithstanding its status as a modern classic, Hannah Arendt’s study on The Origins of Totalitarianism is generally considered to be lacking a clearly reflected methodological basis. This article challenges […]


#WomenAlsoKnowStuff: Editorial Board Member, Christina Wolbrecht, Talks Importance of Sharing Women Experts

Christina Wolbrecht (PhD, Washington University in St. Louis) is Associate Professor of Political Science and director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy at the University of Notre Dame. Her areas of expertise include American […]


An APSA Fellow’s Journey from Down Under to the Hill

The latest virtual issue of PS features articles written by alumni of the Congressional Fellowship Program (CFP) from 2010 to 2015. The CFP fellows serve yearlong placements in congressional and executive offices, and they chronicle […]


#WomenAlsoKnowStuff: Editorial Board Member, Kathleen Searles, Talks Importance of Sharing Women Experts

Kathleen Searles (Ph.D. Washington State University), Assistant Professor of Political Communication, holds a joint appointment in the Manship School of Mass Communication and the Department of Political Science at Louisiana State University. Her interests include news media, […]