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Research in Progress Seminar (RIPS)

Dr. Sara Bannerman, CRC in Communication Policy and Governance, February 27 - The Algorithmic Governance of Information and Communications

Feb 20, 2019

16 great social sciences books from 2018

2018 was a good year for books! Faculty members from across the Social Sciences wrote, edited and contributed chapters to a wide range of topics including a tale of fighting Hitler, an examination of the wage crisis in Australia, insights into international relations, women's political rights and thoughtful look at Russia through the lens of and Anthropologist . This reading week engage your mind with our list of some best social sciences books of 2018!

Feb 19, 2019

Five questions on climate change with McMaster prof Susie O’Brien

On Wednesday, Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition (IGHC)members, professors Susie O'Brien and Robert O'Brien (no relation), are hosting a free public forum on climate change called "My World's on Fire, How 'bout Yours?" Ahead of this dialogue, The Hamilton Spectator sat down with Susie O'Brien for a Q-and-A on what attendees should expect. Answers have been paraphrased.

Jan 28, 2019

Dr. Netina Tan has just published The Palgrave Handbook of Women’s Political Rights!

Dr. Netina Tan, McMaster University (with co-editors Drs. Susan Francheschet, University of Calgary and Mona Lena Krook, Rutgers University) has just published an exhaustive and interdisciplinary account of women's right to vote and run for political office in this Global Handbook on Women’s Political Rights. Also see a chapter on “Women’s Complicated Political Participation and Representation in Cuba” by Dr. Lana Wylie and Dr. Sarah Shoker!

Jan 18, 2019

Irregular Citizenship, Immigration, and Deportation

Congratulations to Dr. Peter Nyers, on the publication of his latest book, Irregular Citizenship, Immigration and Deportation.

Jan 10, 2019

International Conference “Beyond Numbers: Comparing Substantive Representation of Ethnic Minorities and Indigenous Peoples”

Drs. Karen Bird and Netina Tan of the Department of Political Science and the McMaster Institute for Globalization and the Human Condition warmly welcome you to attend our conference on the political participation and meaningful inclusion of ethnic minorities around the world! Dec. 5 to 7, 2018

Dec 03, 2018

The Speculative Logic of Capitalism: Or, Hyman Minsky as a Critical Social Theorist

Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, L.R. Wilson Hall 1003, McMaster University Prof. Martijn Konings, Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Sydney, Australia

Nov 07, 2018

How Russians have helped fuel the rise of Germany's far right

The political power of Germany's Russian community is significant, and it's helped fuel the rise of the right-wing, anti-immigration Alternative for Germany party known as the AfD says Anthropologist Petra Rethmann, Director of the McMaster Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition.

Nov 01, 2018

Application to MA in Globalization is now open!

M.A. in Globalization at McMaster University is a unique interdisciplinary program that examines the complex political, social, economic, cultural, discursive and theoretical developments related to processes of globalization and how these come to bear upon our lives, our communities, and the environment in which we live. It's a 12-month program that requires students to complete 6 one-semester courses and a major research paper.

Nov 01, 2018

Graduation – Student Checklist

To ensure a smooth and enjoyable convocation ceremony for you and your guests, please make certain you complete the following tasks by the appropriate deadlines. If you intend to graduate but will not be attending your ceremony, there are still tasks that must be completed to finalize your graduation.

Oct 29, 2018

UN Report highlights dangers of Climate Change

Professor Robert O’Brien analyses the political impact of the latest UN Climate Change Report.

Oct 26, 2018

New Research Findings Defy Expectations

Political Science PhD student, Oldrich Bubak’s recent comparative study of public opinion comes to some intriguing conclusions.

Oct 25, 2018

New Book- Russia: Anthropological Insights

Dr. Petra Rethmann's new book, Russia: Anthropological Insights, "offers a brief introduction to the anthropological study of Russia. Moving beyond the conceptual iron curtain that has divided past study of Russia into "East" and "West," it situates Russia in a global context and provides readers with all of the necessary analytical tools for understanding the complex cultural and social configurations of the contemporary Russian Federation.

Oct 24, 2018

MacGlobal Public Lecture and Film Screening on Oct. 24th

Join us for Fire at Sea – 2016 award winning documentary screening, and a public lecture on Refugee Policy in Brazil on October 24th as part of MacGlobal.

Oct 19, 2018

McMaster's Faculty of Social Sciences is turning 50

Join us for a day of discovery as we celebrate 50 years of Social Sciences at McMaster! Saturday, October 20, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Oct 09, 2018

IGHC Research Seminar Series

Wednesday, October 3rd, 12:30-1:30pm, L.R. Wilson Hall 1003, McMaster University, Are Globalization, Democratization, And Our Current Global Liberal Order Ending? Prof. Tony Porter

Sep 25, 2018

What do digital technologies do to democracy?

Faculty and graduate student researchers from across the University participated in a multi-disciplinary September 15 McMaster workshop to discuss such digital threats to democracy as “fake news”, election hacking, or the delegation of governance to algorithms, along with the potential of digitization for enhancing democracy.

Sep 17, 2018

Eight things the crisis taught us about austerity

The left won the argument but not the fight against neoliberal constraint, argues Dr. Stephen McBride in the September-October edition of the CCPA Monitor.

Sep 13, 2018

Great Fall Courses!

Looking for some course ideas for the Fall? We have a some great options in our department and the rest of the Social Sciences.

Aug 15, 2018

How Cambodia’s prime minister rigged an election

Hun Sen and the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) won a recent landslide victory in the Southeast Asian country. Political Science Professor Netina Tan and MA student Cassandra Preece dissect what went down in a new article written for The Conversation.

Aug 15, 2018