Real and ideal: Research for changing the world

While our faculty research interests and approaches are highly diverse and richly varied, they share two common attributes. The first is a commitment to research which has direct relevance to politics in the contemporary world. Across the fields of political economy, global governance and public policy/administration, there is a shared commitment to research that combines an understanding of how the political world really is with consideration of how the world ought to be as well as suggestions for solutions to some of the most pressing current problems.

The second is a commitment to academic research excellence – for which the Department has an established reputation.  In addition to numerous major research awards and an impressive track record of external grants, our faculty have the highest rate of journal publications per faculty member of any department of political science in English Canada.  

(See Social Science Quarterly, 89, 3: 802-16.)