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.
Dr. Katherine Fierlbeck, Professor in Political Science, sits on Policy Matter panel discussion
The federal Liberal administration has articulated its intention to introduce a national pharmacare program. However, the particulars of this program are still unknown: what gets on the formulary? who decides? who pays? how much? and through what mechanism? This panel discussed the administrative, legal, economic, and political challenges in implementing such a program across all provinces. It also reflected on how particular implementation plans could affect Nova Scotians for better or for worse. Other panelists included: Diana Whalen, Advisory Council for the Implementation of National Pharmacare, Marc-Andre Gagnon, Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration, Maureen MacDonald, MLA for Halifax Needham between 1998 and 2016, and served as both Minister of Health and Minister of Finance for the NDP between 2009 and 2013
PhD Candidate, Ben O'Bright, Recipient of the 2018 International Policy Ideas Challenge
Congratulations to Ben O'Bright, one of the reciepients of the 2018 International Policy Ideas Challenege (IPIC)
PhD Candidate, Susan Manning showcased on Dalnews
Susan Manning interviewed as one of Dalhousie graduate researchers who receive full scholarships from the Killam Trusts
Assistant Professor, Steven Seligman's research discussed in Globe and Mail
Seligman's research on Canada-Israel relations discussed in recent article
Upcoming MA and PhD defenses in the Department of Political Science