About Political Science
Political Science is important to society because an educated citizenry is the best safeguard for democracy. Political Science is valuable for individuals who want to know more about the values, laws, institutions and policy mechanisms that govern their lives in society, and as well, the differences between their system of government and those in other countries.
Political Science is an especially useful preparation for students who wish to pursue careers in teaching, law, public service or business. There are many minor program opportunities to further these study areas.
PhD Candidate Dave Beitelman discusses the US Presidential Debate
Dave Beitelman discusses the U.S. presidential debate from Monday September 26th on CTV live.
Kristin Good says party politics at the municipal level may engage more voters
Dalhousie political scientist says party politics would allow candidates to team up with others to educate and “provide a shortcut for voters.”
Bayan Center publishes BA Honours student Hamzeh Hadad's Thesis
The common consensus amongst political scientists on democratization is that it is a long process with an unpredictable timeline for each individual case study. However, with regards to the democratization of Iraq, there is a commonly held belief that it has failed within the span of a decade and there is little hope of improvement in the near future.
PhD candidate John Mitton awarded the 2016 Journal of Military and Strategic Studies Annual Award of Excellence
John Mitton has been awarded first prize in the 2016 Journal of Military and Strategic Studies (JMSS) Annual Award of Excellence for his essay: "History, Science, and the Study of Rivalry in International Relations."
PhD Candidate John Mitton writes new article for OpenCanada
Read PhD Candidate John Mitton's latest article: "Alliances of Convenience: The implications of a regional strategy against ISIS."
- Spring Convocation
Watch convocation LIVE with the streaming Webcast
- The Arctic-Offshore Patrol Ship and its Future Operation in the Canadian North
CFPS workshop: June 5, 2015
- Out of the Archives: POLI 3525
Comparative Foreign Policy Simulation
- Seminar Series
Watch out for the upcoming Fall term seminars