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Research in Progress Seminar (RIPS)

The Mexico-Canada border: Extraterritorial border control and the production of “economic refugees”, Dr. Julie E. E. Young, SSHRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow Wednesday, October 26, 2016 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in KTH B107

Oct 19, 2016

Professor McBride's research on varieties of austerity funded by SSHRC Insight Grant

The objective of this project is to move beyond 'one size fits all' accounts of austerity and to provide a more nuanced account of the variety which this broad policy label encompasses, together with interpretation of how varieties of austerity are constituted, and why that matters.

Oct 05, 2016

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

Dr. Netina Tan's research into electoral integrity will be supported by a multi-year SSHRC Insight Development Grant.

Sep 27, 2016

Austerity and its Alternatives - SSHRC Partnership Development Grant

Professor McBride's research entitled "Austerity and its Alternatives" funded by SSHRC Partnership Development Grant

Sep 23, 2016

Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy Conference 2017

Drawing upon McMaster’s expertise in the field of international and comparative public policy, the conference theme focuses on the global dimension of policy and aims to bridge the gap between international relations and public policy by investigating how “the global,” including institutions, actors, structures, and ideas intersects with regional, national, and local jurisdictions to create particular policies and outcomes.

Sep 22, 2016

Professor Tony Porter’s research into the role of numbers in transnational governance funded by SSHRC

Tony Porter’s research recently funded by SSHRC will explore how numbers increasingly are displacing or complementing words, as with numerical rankings and indices, risk models, algorithms associated with Big Data, numerical tracking technologies such as bar codes or Radio Frequency ID tags (RFID), and digitization more generally.

Sep 21, 2016

PhD Candidate Marguerite Marlin publishes research on devolutionary federalism in Ukraine.

PhD Candidate Marguerite Marlin publishes research on devolutionary federalism in Ukraine.

Sep 20, 2016

Gender and Ethnic Affinity Voting

Professor Karen Bird and PhD Candidate Samantha Jackson publish research on gender and ethnic affinity voting in the Canadian Journal of Political Science

Sep 19, 2016

Academic Women's Success and Mentorship Lecture Series and Forward with Integrity present Ruby Sahota Member of Parliament

Friday, September 16, 2016 at 10:30am McMaster University Great Hall (University Club )

Sep 01, 2016

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