About the Department

The Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto ranks among the world's best. It provides an ideal setting for students and learners at all levels to engage with novel ideas, thorough scholarship and creative research in all of the discipline's subfields, as well as in an array of interdisciplinary areas of inquiry. As a community of established and emerging scholars -- teachers and students -- we are uniquely positioned to draw upon a Canadian perspective as well as the university's intellectual buzz and the city's cultural diversity, to address the most enduring questions of politics, locally and internationally.

More than ever, our mission is to encourage our students to think broadly, critically, and internationally about the core features of democratic and global citizenship. We do this with a faculty that includes award-wining teachers, building on a legacy of famously gifted instructors -- the likes of Harold Innis and C.B. Macpherson, Alan Bloom, Tom Pangle, and Janice Stein. With a history going back to the 1880s, the department now has a total faculty complement of over sixty across the three campuses of the University of Toronto.

News and Announcements

Studying Income Inequality

April 24, 2014 — On the recommendation of our department and the Faculty, Andre Sinaga, a highly skilled Economics student who currently holds the Chancellor’s Scholarship at Trinity College, has been awarded a competitive U of T Excellence Award (UTEA).  The award will permit…
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Second Edition of Prof Raisa Deber’s Book Published

April 23, 2014 — Professor Raisa Deber’s second edition of her book, Case Studies in Canadian Health Policy and Management, was recently published by the University of Toronto Press. Covering a wide range of issues, the 22 cases included in Case Studies in Canadian Health Policy…
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EVENT: Book Manuscript Workshop: Civil Law and Civil Sovereignty

April 23, 2014 — [ Tuesday, May 6, 2014; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] Professor Daniel Lee will be holding a book manuscript workshop on Tuesday, May 6th from 10:00am until 2:00pm. The topic of the workshop is: Civil Law and Civil Sovereignty Roman Law and…
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Phil Triadafilopoulos’ publishes book on ethnic and nationalist politics

April 10, 2014 — A new book co-edited by Phil Triadafilopoulos was recently published by UBC Press. Professor  Triadafilopoulos’ co-editors, Kristin Good and Luc Turgeon, both completed their PhDs in our department. The book titled “Segmented Cities?: How Urban Contexts Shape Ethnic and Nationalist Politics“ provides a timely analysis…
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2014 TATP Teaching Excellence Award Short-listed Candidates

April 8, 2014 — Congratulations to Nathaniel Gilmore on being shortlisted for the 2014 TATP Teaching Excellence Award. This year’s winners will be announced on April 30th. The Teaching Assistants’ Training Program’s (TATP) Teaching Excellence Award was created in 2003 to recognize the outstanding contributions of teaching assistants at…
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Joseph Wong Student Experience Fund

April 7, 2014 — To celebrate Professor Joseph Wong’s eight years of dedication and service as the director of the Asian Institute (AI), the AI has established the Joseph Wong Student Experience Fund.   The fund was made possible through the support of the Faculty of…
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In the Press

Second Edition of Prof Raisa Deber’s Book Published

April 23, 2014 — Professor Raisa Deber’s second edition of her book, Case Studies in Canadian Health Policy and Management, was recently published by the University of Toronto Press. Covering a wide range of issues, the 22 cases included in Case Studies in Canadian Health Policy…
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Seva Gunitsky discusses Ukraine with the CBC

April 1, 2014 — Political Science professor Seva Gunitsky was recently interviewed by CBC’s Christine Birak on the situation in Ukraine. Professor Gunitsky was born in Russia and his work as a political scientist focuses on democratization and international relations theory.   Christine Birak: What do find most fascinating…
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PhD student David Polansky pens book review of ‘Machiavelli’ for the WSJ

January 15, 2014 — Political Science PhD student David Polansky recently wrote a book review of ‘Machiavelli’ by Joseph Markulin: “The life of a great thinker presents unique challenges to a would-be biographer. Actions and events are the stuff of biographies, yet thoughts, not deeds,…
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