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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. Call For Papers: The Unfinished Project of the Arab Spring:Why the “Middle East Exceptionalism” is Still Wrong

    September 25-27, 2015

    Join us at the The Unfinished Project of the Arab Spring:Why the “Middle East Exceptionalism” is Still Wrong.

    For more information visit: https://upasconference.wordpress.com

  2. Dr. Mojtaba Mahdavi Presents an Authentic View of the Middle East

    The biggest news out of the Middle East for the past six months has been the rise to power of a group of radicals known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

    The group has dominated headlines for its violence and perceived threats to North American and European countries and has led to a simplistic narrative that presents Muslims as ruled by dictators and suggests Islam is a violent religion.

    - See more at: http://www.woablog.com/2015/03/presenting-an-authentic-view-of-the-middle-east/#sthash.nDFXLgXn.dpuf

  3. Listen to Dr Jatinder Mann on Good Morning Calgary, REDFM 106.7

    Listen to Dr Jatinder Mann discuss "Comparative Multiculturalism in Australia and Canada" on Good Morning Calgary, REDFM 106.7. Dr. Mann is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta.

    http://calgary.redfm.ca/good-morning-calgary-dr-jatinder-mann-on-comparative-multiculturalism-in-australia-and-canada/

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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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