MARIETTA -- Mike Morgan of Newcomerstown and a student at Marietta College recently presented a paper at the "All Politics Is Local" undergraduate research conference at Walsh University in Canton.

Mike Morgan, class of 2010 Political Science major, presented his paper, "What Factors Influence the Degree of Political Stability within a State?" The paper examines what, if any, common features of society can be attributed to stability within a given state by exploring factors such as economic development, government legitimacy and the degree of social tensions within the state.

Dr. Mark Schaefer, assistant professor of Political Science, was the instructor for the Political Science 420 (Capstone) class.