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Political Studies

The Department of Political Studies is committed to continuing its traditions of academic excellence through its commitment to strong research and innovative teaching. Building on the national and international reputations of former professors R. MacGregor Dawson, Frank Underhill and Norman Ward, the Department has broadened its early focus on Canadian institutions into a study of modern governance and public policy, from a Canadian, comparative and international perspective; this includes the critically important perspective of Aboriginal peoples.

We live in a time of rapid and transformative change, in which people’s lives are shaped increasingly by global forces and norms. The Department of Political Studies has thus identified "Governance in a Global Era" as a key theme around which to build a research focus. Faculty and students conduct research on how governing institutions and processes in Canada and around the world are affected by major global forces such as race, ethnicity and culture, new patterns of international trade and economic organization, democratization, development, ideologies, religious movements, terrorism, innovative technologies, the opening of the Circumpolar North, and the aspirations of Indigenous peoples.

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U of S student Andrew Cooper prepares for final Mars interview (CBC News)
posted January 21, 2015
This excerpt comes from an update about Political Studies student Andrew Cooper's attempt to join the proposed Mars One mission posted by CBC.ca on Jan. 20, 2015. Andrew Cooper makes shortlist for...

Loleen Berdahl's book listed on Hill Times' best political books in Canada
posted January 6, 2015
Congratulations to Loleen Berdahl, Associate Professor Political Studies for your book, Looking West, which made it to spot 49 on the Hill Times' best political books in Canada this...

Carin Holroyd, Political Studies, recognized for her charity work in Vietnam
posted January 6, 2015
The Department of Political Studies is very proud to share the Star Phoenix article titled "Saskatoon NGO bolsters education in Vietnam" featuring Associate Professor, Carin...

Equality and justice for all
posted December 12, 2014
Maurice Jr. Labelle is the first post-doctoral fellow for the college's Interdisciplinary Center for Culture and Creativity. ...

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