Transformation

What do political scientists do?  Politics is about power, and political science understands the processes, ideas, and institutions through which power is structured, as well as power's effects. Thus, we look at subjects that range from Canadian elections and political parties to the ethics of war and post-conflict management, from the political economy of the global South to theories of justice and citizenship, and from environmental movements to gender relations. In the Department of Political Science, our research and teaching engage with the big questions and with the critical events that shape politics around the world.

  1. Dr David Wineroither

    We are delighted to be able to announce that we are hosting an outstanding academic scholar, Dr. David Wineroither in our department for the next two academic years. Dr. Wineroither comes to us from the Center for Social Sciences of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the National University of Public Service in Budapest where he held a postdoctoral fellowship. Dr. Wineroither holds a doctoral degree in political science from the University of Innsbruck. He specializes in comparative politics and is an expert on democracy, central European politics and political leadership. We want to be sure you are aware of the course offerings he is teaching in the Fall 2015/Winter 2016 academic year as they are new enhancements to our regular offerings.

  2. Conversations that Matter

    Since 2010, David Kahane has led the SSHRC-funded Alberta Climate Dialogue project Hear him talk about climate change, and politics in this interview for Conversations That Matter.

  3. European Journeys

    A Political Science student's summer studies take her to Brussels and Berlin.

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  1. Congratulations to Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Jatinder Mann, who was awarded an inaugural 'Avi Arensen Canadian Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship' by the International Council for Canadian Studies

    Congratulations to Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Jatinder Mann, who was awarded an inaugural 'Avi Arensen Canadian Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship' by the International Council for Canadian Studies. 

    Dr. Mann will conduct research in Ottawa for his project, "The end of the British World and the Redefinition of Citizenship in Australia, Canada and New Zealand, 1950s-1970s." 

    While in Ottawa Dr. Mann will be based at the School of Canadian Studies at Carleton University.

  2. "Parliament needs culture shift for women to play rightful role" - Ed Journal.

    Political science graduate students Daisy Raphael and Margot Challborn pen a timely op-ed on sexual harassment on the Hill - Opinion: Time for a culture shift and shift in power.

  3. Rabbi Daniel Friedman of Beth Israel Synagogue and PhD candidate at the University of Alberta was present as Premier Jim Prentice was sworn in

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