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. Who Governs? Who Cares? Democracy and Power in Edmonton” Dr. Judy Garber speaks at the Chester Ronning Centre October 18, 2014

  2. Congratulations to the Political Science Class of 2014 Grad Students

    On 19 November, 2014, at the University of Alberta Convocation in the Jubilee Auditorium, 10 Political Science graduate students completed their program of study, and were awarded a PhD (Amee Barber), a MA Thesis-Based (Brigitte Pelletier Cisneros), or a MA Course-Based (Yu Bao, Raymond Cheung, Dilsora Fozilova, Kimberly Gamarro, Na Li, Justine Salam, Heather Stewart, and Kyle Wierks). Congratulations to all of the #UAlberta14 graduates, their teachers and supervisors, and families.

  3. Congratulations!

    Congratulations to Blair Wade! 

    Her undergraduate paper for Dr. Trimble's Pol S 455 class last year has just been published in Spaces Between: An Undergraduate Feminist Journal.  Check out her analysis the Canadian and American media coverage of Senator Wendy Davis' filibuster in the Texas Senate to prevent the passage of Senate Bill 5, a bill designed to restrict severely access to abortions.

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Events & Deadlines

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