Department of Political Science

Illustration of brick walls with a number of national flags on them. Hands and feet are breaking through the walls in different directions.

The New Nationalism

Around the world, anti-immigrant autocrats are on the rise. Defeating them – and what they stand for – won’t be easy

Photos of professors with pie on their faces.

Pie a Prof

In vying to escape a sticky situation, six political science profs raise $13,700 for child refugees in Jordan

Photo of Aisha Ahman.

The Price of War

International aid fuels corruption in a conflict zone and may keep war going, says political science professor Aisha Ahmad

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Whose Values?

Does the proposed Quebec Charter guarantee a secular society, or more votes for the Parti Québécois?

Joseph Wong. Illustration by Adam Cruft

Asia Rising

As global power shifts to Asia, Canada’s success will depend on seeing more than just business opportunities in the region, says Joseph Wong

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Political Insider

At Massey College, Michael Ignatieff teaches students about the hard realities of Parliament Hill

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True North

What does Canada stand for now? Have we lost our international reputation as a nature-loving, peacekeeping haven for newcomers?

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What Toronto Needs

A real transit strategy, a solution to its financial troubles, better urban design – and mayoral candidates willing to discuss these things

Elections Canada

Genes and Politics

Do our genes influence whom we vote for or whether we vote? They can, says politics prof Peter Loewen

Robert Nichols

Exploring the political implications of disappearing indigenous languages

Reform School?

Preston Manning will deliver guest lectures in political science and Canadian Studies