Master of Arts
The Department of Political Science at UBC is a vibrant and diverse community of scholars, students, and alumni. We are committed to research and teaching excellence. Our faculty members are leaders and innovators in the key subfields of our discipline: International Relations, Comparative Politics, Political Theory, Canadian Politics, and US Politics.
Our Graduate Program is one of the best in North America. We bring together innovative students and faculty who are thought leaders in the Political Science community. We are a hub for ground-breaking research, and we are focused on providing high quality graduate education with an emphasis on scholarship and the preparation of future professionals and academics. We are proud to see many of our PhDs in faculty positions and in successful careers throughout the world. We value collaboration and collegiality, and we strive to create an atmosphere of trust, respect, and professional courtesy to ensure a diverse intellectual community.
|Arneil, Barbara||Identity politics, history of political thought|
|Baier, Gerald||Canadian politics, federalism, constitutional law, courts, federal-provincial relations, Constitution, federalism and public law in Canada|
|Baum, Bruce||Political Culture, Society and Ideology, critical social theory, feminist theory, critical hermeneutics, issues of cross-cultural interpretation, American political thought and cultural politics, political theories of Mill and Marx, philosophy of political inquiry, liberal and democratic theory|
|Byers, Michael||International Law, International Cooperation, international relations, oceans, Arctic, space, war|
|Cameron, Maxwell||Political Regimes (Democracy, Monarchy, Federalism, Parliamentarism, etc.), Social Organization and Political Systems, Comparative Politics, Latin America, Democratization, Practical wisdom|
|Chowdhury, Arjun||Failed states, intervention, civil war, autocrats, revolution.|
|Coleman, Katharina Pichler||International organizations, international relations, international security/peace operations, interntional rules, noms and legitimacy, sun-Saharan Africa|
|Coulthard, Glen||First Nations politics – national; political theory|
|Cruz, Cesi||political economy, focusing on the interplay between electoral incentives and development outcomes in consolidating democracies. Her research uses quantitative and qualitative methods, social network analysis, surveys, and field experiments|
|Dauvergne, Peter||Refugee law, Immigration law, citizenship law, Global governance and emerging powers, environmental politics, asian|
|Ellermann, Antje||Migrations, Populations, Cultural Exchanges, Migratory Flows, Public Policies, Identity and Transnationality, Role of Governments and Institutions, Migration and Citizenship, Comparative Public Policy|
|Harrison, Kathryn||Canadian politics, environmental politics, environmental policy, climate change, global warming, climate change policy, Canadian public policy|
|Huebner, Kurt||European integration; euro and global currency regimes; international trade and fdi; sustainability and innovation policies; global macroeconomics;European politics, Money and currency regimes, politics and economics of European integration as well as on contradictions and complementarities of sustainability and international competitiveness|
|Jacobs, Alan Michael||Social Organization and Political Systems, Political economy, Public Policy, public opinion, economic inequality, Research Methodology|
|Janara, Laura||Language and symbolism especially in gendered and familial thinking, politcal theory|
|Jeong, Gyung-Ho||Social Organization and Political Systems, US politics, Congress, Legislative Politics, Foreign Policy, Trade Policy, Immigration Policy, Public Choice|
|Job, Brian||international relations of Asia Pacific countries, especially political/security matters; Canadian political/security interests and policies vis-a-vis Asia, International security, liu institute|
|Johnston, Richard G||Party Systems, Immigration, Multiculturalism, Canada, United States, Postwar Germany, and Political communication|
|Jurkevics, Anna||critical theory, democratic theory, and the history of German political thought|
|Kam, Christopher||Nature and evolution of parliamentary democracy, historical development of institutions|
|La Selva, Samuel||Political theory, legal philosophy|
|Li, Xiaojun||international and comparative political economy with a focus on China; Does Conditionality Still Work? China|
|Lightfoot, Sheryl||First Nations, international relations|
|Ostwald, Kai||comparative politics; ethnic politics, public policy, and the politics of development|
|Price, Richard||International Cooperation, international relations, Ethics and World Politics, International Relations Theory, Global Norms, Moral Psychology|
|Quirk, Paul||United States Politics, US Politics, American Politics, Congress, Presidency, US elections, US politics|
|Sundstrom, Lisa||nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), global activism, human rights, Democratization, authoritarianism, civil society, Russian/ post-Communist politics, Western aid, and NGOs in global politics|
|Tiberghien, Yves||G20, global finance, globalization, global governance, climate change, GMOs, TPP, WTO negotiations, Chinese politics, Chinese economics, Japanese politics, Japanese economy, Fukushima crisis, Euro crisis, European Union, French politics, Korean politics, East Asian geopolitics, Japan-China relations, Taiwan, Diaoyudao-Senkaku, US-China relations, Comparative/international political economy in China, Japan and Korea|
|Tupper, Allan||Canadian Politics, Western Canadian Politics, Government Ethics, Public Administration, Canadian Politics and Government, Public Management, Public Policy and Western Canadian politics|
|Warren, Mark||Democratic theory|
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