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. Janine Brodie Awarded the Innis-Gerin Medal by the Royal Society of Canada

    Janine Brodie awarded the Innis-Gerin Medal by the Royal Society of Canada.

  2. Doctoral Graduate, Siavash Saffari Takes up SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at Columbia University

    Dr. Siavash Saffari, Department of Political Science doctoral graduate, has been awarded a two-year SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship.

  3. Dr. Jatinder Mann appointed Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science

    Dr. Jatinder Mann, formerly of King's College London will be working under the supervision of Distinguished University Professor and Canada Research Chair, Dr. Janine Brodie, on a project on "The end of the British World and the redefinition of citizenship in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, 1950s-1970s.

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