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With four central strengths - Canadian Politics, Global Politics, Politics & Business, and Public Policy & Administration  - Political Science at Waterloo offers innovative specializations and career relevant minors that explore Ideas for Changing the World.

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  1. Jan. 11, 2019Political Science MA applications due February 1apply for our program

  2. Jan. 16, 2019Political Science MA information session!attend our event

  3. Dec. 3, 2018A new publication by Dr. Lanoszka Atomic assurance book cover

    Do alliances curb efforts by states to develop nuclear weapons?

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  1. Jan. 17, 2019Book launch — Atomic Assurance: The Alliance Politics of Nuclear ProliferationBook cover for Atomic Assurance

    Do alliances curb efforts by states to develop nuclear weapons? Atomic Assurance looks at what makes alliances sufficiently credible to prevent nuclear proliferation; how alliances can break down and so encourage nuclear proliferation; and whether security guarantors like the United States can use alliance ties to end the nuclear efforts of their allies.

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