Department of Political Science
What is Political Science?
Political Science is the study of power, authority and governance in human affairs. Our courses examine the social, economic, cultural, historical, geographical and other forces that generate conflicts both within and among societies. With a degree in Political Science you will develop an aptitude for critical debate, and use your analytical and research skills to evaluate competing perspectives and theories.
- POLI Lansdowne Lecture: Dr. Wendy Brown, UC Berkeley, "The Demos Undone: Neoliberalism, Democracy, Citizenship", Wednesday, Jan. 15, 4:30 pm, DTB A102.
- POLI Lansdowne Seminar: Dr. Wendy Brown, UC Berkeley, "Legal Tweeks and Markets Multiplied: The Unfolding of Neoliberal Rationality through Law", Thursday, Jan. 16, 2-3:30 pm, TEF 170.
- Political Science Weekly Digest: latest issue.
Faces of UVic Research is an ongoing video series showcasing the passion and commitment of UVic researchers.
Dr. James Lawson talks about his work looking at Canadian politics and the history of trade in raw materials:
Dr. Rita Kaur Dhamoon talks about her study of race and gender politics and how government and society respond to our differences in identity: