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Two Political Science PhD students earn coveted Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Department of Political Science is thrilled to announce that Claudia Diaz Rios and Hubert Rioux Ouimet are both recipients of Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships in the 2016-17 competition.

Jul 17, 2017

New project to tackle questions of austerity

Political Science Professor, Dr. Stephen McBride, heads up an international project aimed at discussing the effects of and alternatives to austerity measures adopted by various levels of governments.

Jul 13, 2017

PhD Student Val Muzik wins award at the Science Diplomacy and Arctic Council Program at Dartmouth College!

Political Science PhD Student Val Muzik won an award for a policy paper on international negotiation and science communication at the US-Canada Science Diplomacy and Leadership Workshop and Model Arctic Council at Dartmouth College from 25-30 June.

Jul 10, 2017

Welcome Roos van der Zwan, our new Visiting PhD Candidate from Netherlands!

Roos van der Zwan is a PhD student at the Radboud University in Nijmegen. She will be working on her dissertation “Ethnic minority representation in Canada and the Netherlands: what are the similarities and differences?” at our Political Science Department in Mcmaster as a visiting student from August – October 2017.

Jun 29, 2017

Why Canada should introduce universal drug coverage

In a new article on The Conversation, Political Science Professor Katherine Boothe examines the idea that pharmacare is fundamentally “unaffordable,” and the lack of evidence to support it.

Jun 27, 2017

Department of Political Science welcomes new Post-Doc

Maroine Bendaoud to study social housing in Ontario

Jun 26, 2017

Heavy visibility for McMaster Political Science at the CPSA meetings

Political Science PhD Candidate, Sarah Shoker, and Political Science Professor, Peter Graefe, on CPSA Board of Directors

Jun 22, 2017

Political Science PhD Student named "runner-up" in the CPSA three-minute thesis competition

PhD student Samantha Jackson took home a runner up prize from the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA) three-minute thesis competition. The competition challenges participants to present their graduate research to non-specialist judges in three minutes or less.

Jun 14, 2017

Political Science Professor named University Scholar

Our Department of Political Sciences Professor, Dr. Peter Nyers has been recognized as an international scholar! Congratulations Peter!!

Jun 07, 2017

Read Prof Richard Stubbs’ latest article on “Contending Regionalisms: Hubs and Challengers in the Americas and the Asia-Pacific” in the Pacific Review!

Check out the Department of Political Science's Emeritus Professor, Richard Stubbs, and Dr. Andrew Cooper’s latest Pacific Review article on how regional institutions act as norm transmitters.

Jun 02, 2017

We are part of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Association!

McMaster’s Political Science Department is part of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) association to advance the field of political science, by bringing 18,000 academics around the world to share ideas, publish research, and grow networks. As an institutional association member, our Master’s level students to Emeritus Professors, can benefit and participate in a range of conferences, working groups, joint sessions, graduate student networks, methods schools and publications.

Jun 02, 2017

Austerity workshop encourages interdisciplinary exchange of ideas across Canada

In the aftermath of the global financial crisis of 2007 austerity is often viewed as the new normal. Governments curtail spending in an attempt to control public sector debt. In turn, prolonged budgetary austerity can and has, reshaped the political landscape.

May 29, 2017

Promoting permaculture at the Ontario Climate Consortium

4th Year Honours Political Science student, Adam Chiaravalle, wins student poster competition.

May 25, 2017

Lack of accountability

McMaster political science professor Peter Graefe says Meredith's eligibility to receive a pension indicates a lack of accountability. Interview by CTV News.

May 15, 2017

Remaking Europe: New article explores supra-national policy making the in EU

Article by Dr. Stephen McBride (Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Public Policy) and Sorin Mitrea (Political Science PhD Candidate) unpacks the layers and complexities of policy-making in the EU.

May 10, 2017

Planning for the future: Methodology training in the Social Sciences

Dr. Michelle Dion (McMaster, Political Science) and Dr. Laura Stephenson (Western) have organized a workshop to begin a discussion between academics, practitioners and experts from around the world about how best to train our students to conduct cutting-edge research and meet the needs of employers.

May 09, 2017

The Transgender Experience and the 21st Century...is it getting better?

Public lecture by Dr. Carys Massarella, Wed, April 19, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., hosted by the McMaster Academic Women’s Success and Mentorship (AWSM)

Apr 11, 2017

Daughters of the Vote

Political Science students invited to Ottawa to mark the 100th anniversary for some women gaining the right to vote in Canada.

Apr 05, 2017

Lessons learnt from Elections and Voting Behaviour Workshop, Leuven, Belgium

After attending a winter school on Elections and Voting Behaviour in Leuven, Belgium, Department of Political Science's 1st-year PhD candidate, Rachel Barnett, will discuss her experience and share important lessons learnt.

Mar 27, 2017

Stimulating research! Decent food! Outstanding collegiality!

Please save the date for the Department of Political Science's upcoming Research Design Workshop: Friday, April 7, from 9am to 3pm in McMacter University Student Centre (MUSC) room 318.

Mar 27, 2017