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IGHC Research Seminar Series

Wednesday, October 3rd, 12:30-1:30pm, L.R. Wilson Hall 1003, McMaster University, Are Globalization, Democratization, And Our Current Global Liberal Order Ending? Prof. Tony Porter
Sep 25, 2018

Fall Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) information sessions

Come out to learn more about the Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA). The USRA provides you with an opportunity to receive funds of $3,500 to cover part-time, research-based activity over the Fall/Winter Terms.
Sep 24, 2018

Ontario under Doug Ford – What Happened, and Where are We Going?

Tuesday, September 25, 11:00 am – 12:30 p.m., Wilson Community Room (LRW 1003)
Sep 24, 2018

Evolution Against Empire

Congratulations to Dr. Inder Marwah on being awarded a SSHRC Insight Development Grant for his project "Evolution Against Empire."
Sep 21, 2018

Political Perspectives: Fall 2018

The McMaster University Department of Political Science Newsletter.
Sep 18, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Alina Sajed on being awarded a SSHRC Insight Development Grant

Dr. Sajed is awarded a SSHRC Insight Development Grant for her project ‘Third Worldism re-visited: anti-colonial connectivity and the politics of national liberation.’
Sep 18, 2018

What do digital technologies do to democracy?

Faculty and graduate student researchers from across the University participated in a multi-disciplinary September 15 McMaster workshop to discuss such digital threats to democracy as “fake news”, election hacking, or the delegation of governance to algorithms, along with the potential of digitization for enhancing democracy.
Sep 17, 2018

Eight things the crisis taught us about austerity

The left won the argument but not the fight against neoliberal constraint, argues Dr. Stephen McBride in the September-October edition of the CCPA Monitor.
Sep 13, 2018

Dave Levac puts the politics in political science

Former MPP and Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Dave Levac is about to spend a semester reliving one of the most challenging periods of his career in POLSCI 4ZZ6, Experiential Learning in Research - Case Studies in Public Leadership.
Aug 30, 2018

Leadership course provides academic insight and placement experience

Through this course, students will think more deeply about and reflect critically on leadership, and it's connection with their specific academic disciplines and the community around them.
Aug 27, 2018

Michelle Dion’s research on gender & citations highlighted by IHE

Dr. Dion and coauthors examine the citation practices in a range of journals, finding that male authors cite work by women less, even when women are a majority of researchers in the field.
Aug 16, 2018

Great Fall Courses!

Looking for some course ideas for the Fall? We have a some great options in our department and the rest of the Social Sciences.
Aug 15, 2018

How Cambodia’s prime minister rigged an election

Hun Sen and the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) won a recent landslide victory in the Southeast Asian country. Political Science Professor Netina Tan and MA student Cassandra Preece dissect what went down in a new article written for The Conversation.
Aug 15, 2018

Hamilton Community Foundation’s “Learning Tour”

Karen Bird, Chair of the Department of Political Science, focuses on building strong and inclusive cities.
Aug 02, 2018

Privacy in the "Smart City"

What do new "smart city" technologies mean for our privacy? Can we balance our right to privacy with the benefits of having a networked city?
Jul 24, 2018

Inspiring Indigenous internationalism

Piers Kreps graduated from McMaster’s political science program in the Faculty of Social Sciences in the spring of 2018. He writes about his experience attending the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and shares his insights
Jul 17, 2018

Congratulations to Political Science PhD Candidate, Angela Orasch, on receiving a grant from the OPC!

Angela Orasch (PhD Candidate, Political Science) and Dr. Sara Bannerman (Canada Research Chair in Communications Policy and member of the Institute on Globalization & the Human Condition) have received a grant from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada to study the privacy implications of smart cities in Canada.
Jul 09, 2018

New Level IV Political Science courses for the 2018-19 academic year!

The Department of Political Science is pleased to offer 3 exciting new courses this year for level IV students.
Jun 18, 2018

Kassandra Loewen Wins the Canadian Political Science Association's 2018 Poster Prize

Presentation Assesses the independence and autonomy of Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health
Jun 14, 2018

Celebrating Dr. Henry Jacek

Friends, colleagues, gather to mark his retirement
Jun 08, 2018

Doug Ford’s challenge: Keeping the ‘ordered’ vote

What challenges Doug Ford will face holding onto his base as Ontario premier? Dr. Peter Graefe, from the McMaster Department of Political Science, shares insight on on voters who should not be ignored.
Jun 08, 2018