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
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
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
November 24th RIPS: Support for same-sex marriage in Argentina: Results of survey experiments five years after legalization
DATE: November 24, 2015TIME: 3:30 p.m.LOCATION: KTH-B108
Nov 24, 2015
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
Orchestrating Austerity: Impacts and Resistance
Nov 20, 2015
Political Science graduate student's wedding funds go to support Syrian refugee family: story goes global.
Nov 20, 2015
Philomathia PhD Scholar in Water Policy Approx. $CAD 40K per year for four years
Nov 19, 2015
CALLING ALL POLITICAL SCIENCE STUDENTS Learn about the art of effective advocacy and find out more about how you could be eligible to win prize money.
Nov 19, 2015
Date: Friday, November 27th Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Location: KTH B124
Nov 18, 2015
Ontario Legislature Internship Programme (OLIP) is a non-partisan educational programmeof the Canadian Political Science Association.
Nov 17, 2015
Dr. Tony Porter discusses the role of Big Data in systems of surveillance and social control.
Nov 16, 2015
Dr. Karen Bird, along with Political Science students Zaynab Al-waadh, Lindsay Robinson, and Christina Vietinghoff, are part of a cross-campus working group who have initiated the new AWSM Lecture Series.
Nov 07, 2015
Department of Political Science hosts successful post-election forum.
Nov 02, 2015
Peter Graefe weighs in on the outcome of the October 19th vote and its implications for Hamilton.
Nov 01, 2015
October 27th RIPS: Intersections of Exclusion: The Institutional Dynamics of Combined Gender and Ethnic Quota Systems
Despite growing interest in the politics of intersectionality, applications in the domain of electoral reform and political representation have been slow, both in scholarship and on the ground.
Oct 27, 2015
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Oct 21, 2015
The Department of Political Science would like to congratulate Khaled on this award.
Oct 01, 2015
September 22nd RIPS: Open Borders and International Migration Policy: The Effects of Unrestricted Immigration in the United States, France, and Ireland
DAY: Tuesday September 22, 2015TIME: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.LOCATION: KTH-B108
Sep 22, 2015
In a post-election analysis this week, Dr. Netina Tan explains the reasons for the ruling PAP's landslide win and implications for the opposition in Singapore's new political landscape.
Sep 16, 2015
In a primer for Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada this week, Dr. Netina Tan takes a look at the evolving drama and implications of the snap election, the first electoral battle without its influential leader, Lee Kuan Yew.
Sep 08, 2015