The Department of 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.
College Strengthens Ties With SIAST
posted March 27, 2013
Graduates of SIAST’s Resource and Environmental Law program will now have the option of seamlessly transferring to a degree program at the College of Arts and Science at the University of...
Poelzer Pens Article Exploring SK Wealth Strategies, Policies
posted March 21, 2013
Greg Poelzer, associate professor of political studies and director of the International Centre for Northern Governance and Development, recently penned an article that discusses potential wealth...
Political Studies Profs Review SK Labour Policy - The SP
posted February 28, 2013
The StarPhoenix February 28, 2013 By Loleen Berdahl and David McGrane Berdahl is an associate professor of political studies at the University of Saskatchewan. McGrane is an assistant...
Political Studies Instructor To Monitor Kenyan Elections: The SP
posted January 28, 2013
Bill Rafoss is a sessional lecturer in the Department of Political Studies By Jason Warick, The StarPhoenix Jan. 28, 2013 Bill Rafoss has already planned his escape route out of...
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