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Fiscal Policy and Pharmacare in Canada

What are the potential benefits to a public option?
May 30, 2018

Jacob Muirhead guest speaker at Norwegian Centre for Rural Research

Political Science PhD Candidate Jacob Muirhead was invited to present his research on the role that legal contracts play in organizing the governance and interrelationship of transnational agricultural value chains at the Norwegian Centre for Rural Research in Trondheim, Norway.
May 18, 2018

How Malaysians defied the odds and ousted corruption!

Analysis of Malaysia's 14th general election by Dr. Netina Tan and Cassandra Preece.
May 17, 2018

Professor Netina Tan warns against new anti-fake news laws in Asia

Political Science Professor, Dr. Tan, shows how false information can sway elections and how social media can make the situation worse.
May 07, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Michelle Dion, recipient of the MUFA Award for Outstanding Service

Dr. Michelle Dion is the 2018 recipient of the McMaster University Faculty Associations's Award for Outstanding Service!
May 07, 2018

Digital Strategies and Smart Technologies in Ontario’s Mid-Sized Cities: An Emerging Role for Administrators

In Digital Strategies and Smart Technologies in Ontario’s Mid-Sized Cities: An Emerging Role for Administrators Angela Orasch conducts a preliminary assessment of the current governance models of smart city initiatives in Ontario’s mid-sized cities.
May 04, 2018

Semester at CityLAB

Learning in the city, for the city. Spend your semester at CityLAB where you will work as a team with city staff on real sustainability challenges.
Apr 30, 2018

Professor O’Brien presents work to southern trade union meeting.

On April 4, 2018 Professor Robert O’Brien travelled to Buenos Aires Argentina to present the results of a co-authored report on alternative trade union policies to the Southern Initiative on Globalization and Trade Union Rights (SIGTUR).
Apr 26, 2018

The Trump Talks: Free Public Lecture Series

Join experts from McMaster University as they discuss “The Trump Effect” in national and international politics, racism and resistance, women’s rights, and globalization. April 4, 11, 18, 25 at 7 p.m.
Apr 09, 2018

McMaster PhD Dr. Claudia Díaz Ríos to be an Assistant Professor in OISE at University of Toronto

Dr. Díaz Ríos will take up her appointment in the Department of Leadership, Adult and Higher Education at OISE in January 2019
Apr 09, 2018

Trump Talks: Mac profs dissect the impact of The Donald

Donald Trump and Socrates might seem an unlikely pairing, but they get joint billing of a sort in free community talks hosted by McMaster University academics.
Apr 04, 2018

Youth Disconnected: Youth Turnout and Political Engagement in Malaysia Ahead of the 2018 Election

Political Science MA student Cassandra Preece, recently had op-ed on youth turnout in Malaysia Elections published in the Queens The Observer.
Mar 28, 2018

Malaysia's dire democratic crisis

Netina Tan, McMaster University and Cassandra Preece, McMaster University join The Conversation as Malaysia is gearing up for its 14th general elections, to be held by Aug. 24, 2018. Its parliament is expected to be dissolved within weeks.
Mar 27, 2018

Hank brings home the MSU Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Henry "Hank" Jacek is the recipient of this year’s MSU Lifetime Achievement Award for Teaching.
Mar 26, 2018

Attention: Undergraduate Students

Don't miss out on enrolling in Spring Summer courses! Seats are still available. Please contact the Department if you experience any issues when adding a class.
Mar 23, 2018

Are you an Undergraduate student interested in summer work?

The Department of Political Science is seeking to employ an undergraduate work study student this summer.
Mar 22, 2018

AltAusterity to Host Second Workshop and Public Event

Initial research findings, deeper partnerships, and a panel on 'the role of government today'
Mar 19, 2018

Understanding American Foreign Policy Through a National Security Council Simulation

American Foreign Policy Students Engaged in a National Security Council Simulation.
Mar 15, 2018

McMaster PhD Dr. Claudia Díaz Ríos recognized with international dissertation award

The award from the Latin American Interest Group (LASIG) of the Comparative & International Education Society recognizes an outstanding thesis in the field of comparative education in Latin America
Mar 12, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Lana Wylie on the publication of Other Diplomacies, Other Ties: Cuba and Canada in the Shadow of the U.S.

Other Diplomacies, Other Ties (co-edited with Luis René Fernández Tabío and Cynthia Wright) explores Cuba-Canada relations following the revolution of 1959 and the major geopolitical and economic transformations that have occurred in recent years.
Mar 09, 2018

Introducing CRESS Fellow - Marcel Goguen

Political Science Ph.D. Candidate, Marcel Goguen, explains that a recent increase in large data projects has caused an increase in 'datafication', which is the process of transforming activities into data. Goguen's research examines how “big data functions in practice and how it, and the 'datafication' it entails, is in the process of changing how human beings interact, form groups, and organize themselves.”
Mar 08, 2018