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Department of Political Science COVID-19 Updates

The health and safety of our faculty, staff and students remain our number one priority. Until the current provincial lockdown is lifted, the department will be operating remotely. Staff will respond to your email inquiries during our regular office hours, 8am-4pm.


Dr. Christopher Alcantara's two books have been included in The Hill Times' List of 100 Best Books in 2020. The two books are: Jason Roy and Christopher Alcantara. Winning and Keeping Power in Canadian Politics. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press) and Gary Wilson, Christopher Alcantara, and Thierry Rodon. Nested Federalism and Inuit Governance in the Canadian Arctic. (Vancouver: UBC Press)

PhD Candidates Caplan and McMahon - New Publication
Senior PhD students Michelle Caplan and Nicole McMahon have co-authored a new paper with Professor Christopher Alcantara entitled, "Representing the Constituency: Institutional Design and Legislative Behaviour" published in Representation: Journal of Representative Democracy. Congratulations Michelle and Nicole!

Professor Stephenson - New Centre Launches to Understand the Politics Behind It All
Profess Laura Stephenson, Department of Political Science, is the director of the recently launched Centre for the Study of Political Behaviour (CSPB). The CSPB brings together researchers from across the Faculty of Social Science, as well as King’s University College and the Ivey School of Business, to study political behaviour.