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PAP's Win Silences Its Critics

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

Singapore's 2015 Election: Can the People's Action Party Strengthen its Mandate to Rule?

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

The NDP needs Quebec, but does Quebec need the NDP

Doctoral Candidate Hubert Rioux Comments on the Forthcoming Federal Election in Quebec

Jul 25, 2015

McMaster Students Win Major Scholarships

Congratulations to our Political Science doctoral candidates for their success in the SSHRC and OGS competitions

Jul 24, 2015


Congratulations to Dr. Karen Bird on winning the Jill Vickers Prize!

Jul 23, 2015

Peter Graefe Presenting on Municipal Election Reform

Graefe is the invited speaker at Hamilton Ward 3 Councillor Matthew Green's Second Town Hall on Electoral Reform.

Jun 25, 2015

How could the California drought impact Canada?

Water policy expert Dustin Garrick says Canadians will not be immune to the effects of the drought in California.

Jun 19, 2015

April 30th RIPS: Finance, Labour and Money

Join us on Thursday April 30, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. in KTH-732 as Doctoral Candidates report on their fieldwork.

Apr 30, 2015

Congratulations to the winners of the inaugural Clarke Prizes in Advocacy and Active Citizenship

On Tuesday April 28, 2015, undergraduate Political Science students competed for the inaugural Clarke Prizes in Advocacy and Active Citizenship.

Apr 28, 2015

Dr. Karen Bird's work has been short-listed as one of three papers for the Jill Vickers Prize

This prize is awarded to the author of the best paper on 'gender politics' presented at the conference of the Canadian Political Science Association. Karen's paper titled "Challenges to Intersectional Inclusion: Institutional Dynamics of Ethnic Quotas and their Impact on Ethnic Minority Women" is nominated.

Apr 27, 2015

CONGRATULATIONS to Samantha Jackson, PhD Candidate

McMaster Political Science PhD Candidate Awarded SSHRC Vanier CGS

Apr 26, 2015

Attention: Undergraduate Students

Don't miss Spring/Summer Enrolment. Seats are still available Please contact the Department if you experience difficulty enrolling in a class.

Apr 25, 2015


Honours 4th year students Zaynab Al Waadh and Romita Sur were recently awarded the 2015 YWCA Women of Distinction Awards for young women.

Apr 17, 2015

Two Students nominated for prestigious YWCA Women of Distinction Awards

The Department of Political Science is proud to have two of its students nominated for the prestigious YWCA Women of Distinction Awards

Apr 10, 2015

Opinion published by Dr. Dustin Garrick in the Globe and Mail

What the California Drought Means for Canadians April 7, 2015

Apr 07, 2015

March 19th RIPS: Where Did All The Baby Bottles Go? The Politics of Canada's Regulation on BPA

Join us on Thursday March 19, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. in KTH-732

Mar 19, 2015

Join us for a Public Talk on March 16 on Conceding To Thrive: Asia's Path to Democracy and Lessons for China

All are welcome to a Public Talk on Conceding to Thrive: Asia's Path to Democracy and Lessons for China

Mar 16, 2015

Austerity Roundtable

Join the Austerity Research Group on Wednesday March 11th, 2015 at 2.30pm in KTH-503

Mar 11, 2015

Election Watch column co-authored by Inder S. Marwah published in New Canadian Media

Election Watch is a series of columns evaluating the impact of new Canadian voters on the 2015 federal election co-authoredby Inder S. Marwah, Stephen E. White, and Phil Triadafilopoulos.

Mar 11, 2015