RIPS October 26th: The Mexico-Canada border: Extraterritorial border control and the production of “economic refugees”
In examining the Mexico-Canada border, Dr. Julie Young argues that the interplay between the figure of the “bogus” “economic” refugee and Canada’s extraterritorial border control practices is crucial to understanding human security in North America today.
Join McMaster faculty and invited guests in a panel discussion of the upcoming American presidential election. The event will be taking place on Monday October 24th from 1:30pm - 3:30pm in ITB 137. All are welcome!
Professor Karen Bird and PhD Candidate Samantha Jackson publish research on gender and ethnic affinity voting in the Canadian Journal of Political Science
The analysis, which draws on a survey of eligible Toronto voters, is the first to examine the interactive effects of sex and ethnicity on vote choice in Canada in the context of a non-partisan election and in a non-experimental manner.
The sixth Graduate Conference on the Internationalization of Public Policy will be held February 6-7, 2017 in Hamilton, Ontario and is entitled Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy 6.
Professor Tony Porter’s research into the role of numbers in transnational governance funded by SSHRC
Tony Porter’s research recently funded by SSHRC will explore how numbers increasingly are displacing or complementing words, as with numerical rankings and indices, risk models, algorithms associated with Big Data, numerical tracking technologies such as bar codes or Radio Frequency ID tags (RFID), and digitization more generally.
The most recent edition of the peer-reviewed journal Nationalism and Ethnic Politics features an article entitled "Concepts of “Decentralization” and “Federalization” in Ukraine: Political Signifiers or Distinct Constitutionalist Approaches for Devolutionary Federalism?" by McMaster Political Science PhD candidate Marguerite Marlin.
Professor McBride's research entitled "Austerity and its Alternatives" funded by SSHRC Partnership Development Grant
Austerity, defined as fiscal consolidation, public sector structural reforms, and flexibilization of labour markets, has triggered social protest, electoral defeats, major international tensions, significant academic controversy, and is blamed for various social ills.
The objective of this project, "Varieties of Austerity: Identification, Interpretation, Implications", is to move beyond 'one size fits all' accounts of austerity and to provide a more nuanced account of the variety which this broad policy label encompasses, together with interpretation of how varieties of austerity are constituted, and why that matters.
Dr. Netina Tan's research into electoral integrity, entitled "Electoral Integrity in East and Southeast Asia", will be supported by a multi-year SSHRC Insight Development Grant.
Dr. Katherine Boothe's research into pharmaceutical insurance and early childhood education policy will be supported by a multi-year SSHRC Insight Development Grant.
Academic Women's Success and Mentorship Lecture Series and Forward with Integrity present Ruby Sahota Member of Parliament
From McMaster to Parliament Hill: My path to politics
Cam Galindo, an Honours Political Science Student, chosen as flag-bearer for Iran at closing ceremonies.
The Department of Political Science's Dr. Robert O’Brien took part in a knowledge mobilization tour in South Africa related to a co-edited report titled ‘Alternatives to Neoliberal Globalization’
Netina Tan's article entitled "Are gender quotas helping female politicians in Asia?" appears on East Asia Forum on 24 Jun 2016.
Chair of the Department of Political Science, Dr. Huque, and spouse Yasmin have established a new bursary to help Political Science students who demonstrate financial need.
A simulation of international climate change negotiation gives students first hand experience of the difficulty facing humanity as it struggles to contain global warming to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
Boothe's op-ed appears in iPolitics