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McMaster Political Science Student Serves as National Olympic Committee Volunteer

The Department congratulates Cam Galindo on his experience at the Rio Olympics.

Aug 22, 2016

Professor promotes work in South Africa

The Department of Political Science's Dr. Robert O’Brien took part in a knowledge mobilization tour in South Africa related to a co-edited report titled ‘Alternatives to Neoliberal Globalization’

Aug 09, 2016

Introducing The Huque Family Bursary

The Huque Family Bursary was established in the belief that all students should have the opportunity to pursue their educational goals.

Jun 24, 2016

Professor Tan's Research Funded by SSHRC

Professor Tan's research on electoral integrity in East and Southeast Asia funded by SSHRC.

Jun 24, 2016

Professor Boothe's Research Funded by SSHRC

Professor Boothe's research on pharmaceuticals and early childhood education funded by SSHRC.

Jun 24, 2016

Netina Tan on why gender quotas are not helping to raise more female politicians in Asia

In a latest article on East Asia Forum, Netina Tan argues that having more elite women leaders in Asia does not mean greater gender equality or gender quotas are working to raise the total number of female parliamentarians in East and Southeast Asia.

Jun 24, 2016

Simulation Provides Insight into International Climate Change Politics

In last semester’s Issues in International Relations & Global Public Policy class, Robert O’Brien’s students were asked to engage in a climate change simulation using C-ROADS (Climate Rapid Overview and Decision Support Simulator).

May 24, 2016

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: For, Against and Prospects by Richard Higgott and Richard Stubbs

What are the main arguments for and against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and what are the prospects of it being ratified?

May 10, 2016

Katherine Boothe on Why it's Time for a National Pharmacare Program

In April, Katherine Boothe presented her research to the House Standing Committee on Health, which is holding hearings on a national pharmacare program. Her op-ed on why we need bold reforms to pharmacare appears in iPolitics.

May 10, 2016

Political Science Spring/Summer 2016 Courses

Enrollment for Spring/Summer 2016 has begun. The last day to enroll in Session 1 and 3 courses is Friday May 6 2016 The last day to enroll in Session 2 courses is Friday June 24 2016.

Apr 07, 2016

Attention Undergraduate Students: Student Awards by Application

Applications for Graduating student awards by application and In-course awards by application are now available on Mosaic. The application deadline is April 15th.

Apr 05, 2016

Peace & Politics: Syria

Thursday March 24th 13:30 TSH B128 Lecture Series on Syria Crisis.

Mar 23, 2016

Electoral Reform 101: What's the Road Ahead for Canada

Dr. Peter Graefe to speak at Council of Canadian (Hamilton Chapter) event on electoral reform.

Mar 23, 2016

Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy5

The graduate conference, Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy5, will be taking place Monday, February 8th and Tuesday, February 9th in MUSC CIBC Hall.

Feb 23, 2016

Michelle Dion Recognized with 2016 OCUFA Award of Distinction

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Michelle Dion on winning the 2016 Status of Women Award of Distinction from the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA).

Feb 23, 2016

February 9th RIPS: Par-delà le volie intégral: an analysis of the French Face-veil ban from a Republican Perspective

In 2011, France banned the wearing of face-veils in the public space. The criminalization of face covering was immediately condemned by prominent NGOs and legal academics of the Anglo-liberal tradition as an unjustifiable infringement on freedom of religion and expression. Here, I show how the ban is not simply consistent with, but necessary under the French republican model. Ultimately, as a friction point between competing rights, the face-veil ban invites us to reconsider the philosophical, political, and historical underpinnings of the human rights ideology and investigate whether their purported universality can accommodate substantive variations in their implementation.

Feb 09, 2016

McMaster's Three Minute Thesis Competition

Political Science PhD student Marguerite Marlin will be competing in McMaster's 4th Annual Three Minute Thesis Competition on Feb. 18th at 10:30 a.m.

Feb 01, 2016

January 12th RIPS: Solving the Paradox of Political Success versus Individual Autonomy

An enduring paradox of our political development is the unease we feel about our dominance of the globe. New scholarship develops the argument that our success is based on our singular ability to create highly complex political institutions that produce large amounts of public goods and public services. The effective performance of these state institutions requires coordination by state authorities that puts restraints on individual freedom. Not surprisingly individuals resist restraint on their freedom by our leaders.

Jan 12, 2016

Karen Bird's commentary on gender and ethnic diversity in the new Liberal cabinet

Karen Bird is Associate Professor of Political Science, specializing in comparative politics. Her work has focused mainly on ethnic and gender diversity, intersectionality, and the political representation of women, indigenous groups, and immigrant-origin and ethnic minorities. She is interested in these issues at multiple levels, including in local and national assemblies, and in many countries around the world.

Nov 21, 2015

Book Launch

Orchestrating Austerity: Impacts and Resistance

Nov 20, 2015