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The School of Political Studies offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Arts (MA) and PhD in political science. The MA program is offered both full- and part-time whereas the PhD program is offered full-time only. The programs are offered in French and English.

  • It is possible to follow a Master’s or Ph.D. program uniquely in French.
  • Students who register in their program in French (MA or Ph.D.) must take the majority of their courses in French:
  • • Master’s with Thesis: students must take at least three of their required courses in French.

    • Master’s with Major Research Paper: students must take at least four of their required courses in French.

    • Ph.D.: students must take at least three courses in French.

  • Students who register in their program in English (MA or Ph.D.) must take and pass at least one of their required courses in French.
  • All students are permitted to hand in their assignments in French or in English.
  • At the time of admission, students must have an active knowledge of French and a passive understanding of English.
  • French is the working language of the School’s meetings, including those of the graduate students’ association, and in the School’s internal communications.

Two options are available for the MA, the MA with thesis and the MA with research paper.

The department offers a collaborative program in Women’s Studies at the MA level. For more information on this program, see “Admission”.

The programs are governed by the general regulations of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS).

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The professors included in the list below are members of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. This means that they are authorized to supervise or co-supervise theses. A complete list of the faculty and staff members associated with the program can be found at http://www.socialsciences.uottawa.ca/pol/graduate-studies




ABRAHAMSEN, Rita, Full Professor
African Politics; Democratization; Security and Development; Security Privatization; Postcolonial Theory

ALLINA-PISANO, Jessica, Associate Professor
Informal politics; politics of privatization; rural political economy; language and identity politics; politics in East Central Europe and Eurasia

ANDREW, Caroline P., Distinguished University Professor
Urban development; women and politics; municipal politics; urban politic; intergovernmental relations in Canada; social policies (municipal); women (access to public services); management of diversity; voluntary sector

AREL, Dominique, Associate Professor
Language politics and nationalism; Ethnic and religious violence; The politics of the census; Politics in Ukraine; Politics in East Central Europe and Eurasia

BEST, Jacqueline, Associate Professor
International politics; international political economy; international relations theory; international financial governance; history of economic thought, gender and international politics; international ethics

BOURGAULT, Sophie, Assistant Professor
Ancient political thought; history of ideas; modern political thought (particularly the thought of Jean-Jacques Rousseau & Friedrich Nietzsche); music and politics; neo-aristotelianism; role of emotions in politics; appeals to antiquity in, contemporary political thought; French Enlightenment Thought

BROWN, Stephen, Associate Professor
Democracy and democratization; African and Latin American politics; Foreign Aid; Conflict prevention; Political violence; North-South relations; Politics of sexuality

BURGES, Sean, Adjunct Professor
Brazilian foreign policy and inter-American affairs; Brazilian industrial policy; Foreign aid, The new development actors; international political economy viewed from the South

BURLONE, Nathalie, Associate Professor
Public policy analysis; interorganisational coordination; horizontal issues; decision making; family policies

CAMERON, Duncan, Adjunct Professor

CARDINAL, Linda, Full Professor
Citizenship debates; relationship between law; history and politics, issues of modernity and identity Québec; Ireland and United Kingdom; governance of minority languages; Canada-Europe; francophones outside Québec; women and minorities; history of political ideas in Canada

CHAMPAGNE, Eric, Assistant Professor
Public sector reforms; Organization Development; Multilevel governance; International Development; Metropolitan and municipal governance; Sustainable transport policies

CHARBONNEAU, Francois, Assistant Professor
Francophonie, identités politiques et nationalisme au Canada ; républicanisme et patriotisme aux États-Unis (18e siècle) ; pensée politique moderne

COUTURE, Jean-Pierre, Assistant Professor
Methodology and epistemology of symbolic practices; contemporary political theory; classical and modern political thought

DE LARRINAGA, Miguel, Replacement Professor
Biopolitics; Critical Security Studies ; Genealogy of Security ; International Relations Theory ; Redefinition of Security

DENIS, Claude, Full Professor
Relation between state and society; canadian context; indigenous politics; francophone minorities; and conflicting nationalisms in Canada; mexican politics; transition to democracy; human rights and indigenous rights

DENIS, Serge, Emeritus Professor
Intellectual and programmatic history of the Left, with a focus on North America, Political system of the United States, Political action of contemporary labor and social movements, Politics and ideologies in Quebec, Modern political thought and ideologies (especially since the 19th Century), Comparative analysis of labor and socialist movements, with a specific focus on the United States

DEWAR, David, Adjunct Professor
Public finance; performance management; machinery of government

DORAN, Marie-Christine, Associate Professor
Democratization: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives; Political Legitimacy, Representation and Participation; Political Violence in Latin America; Political Identities, Social Imaginaries and Political Culture, Social Movements and Collective Action in Latin America; Religion and Politics; Human Rights, Struggles against Impunity, and Justice; Democracy and the Rule of Law in Latin America, Democracy, Governance and Political Institutions and Actors

FAFARD, Patrick, Associate Professor
Public policies (health and environment); federalism and intergovernmental relations

GATTINGER, Monica, Associate Professor
The influence of continental integration and globalization on public policy/public administration; Cultural policy; trade policy; energy policy and regulation; governance and the role of the state; public consultation

GHECIU, Alexandra, Associate Professor
International Institutions; International Relations Theory; International Security; International Socialization, Post-Conflict Reconstruction

GIROUX, Dalie, Associate Professor
Contemporary political theory; indigenous political thought; body/ language/space

GRONDIN, David, Assistant Professor
US foreign and security policy; critical security studies and critical geopolitics; international relations theory; American studies; US strategic discourse on the securitization and weaponization of Outer Space

JOURDE, Cédric, Associate Professor
Sub-Saharan and North African Politics; islam and politics; culture and politics, regime change (democratization and authoritarian restoration); politics of identity; politics of developing countries

JUILLET, Luc, Associate Professor
Environmental policy; Public administration and policy; Canadian political institutions

KARMIS, Dimitrios, Associate Professor
Nations and nationalism; ethics and politics; the political thought of Hannah Arendt; Canada; Quebec, and western Europe, citizenship; identity; difference; and democracy; federalism, cultural and linguistic pluralism; immigration; multiculturalism and interculturalism; citizenship education and pluralism

KERBY, Matthew, Assistant Professor

LABELLE, Gilles, Associate Professor
Problème théologico-politique; commencement et fondation de l'ordre politique, history of political thought in France (19th and 20th Century); French contemporary political philosophy; relationship between politics and philosophy

LAGASSÉ, Philippe, Assistant Professor
National security and defence studies; Canadian and American foreign and defence policy; war studies

LALIBERTÉ, Andre, Full Professor
Identity and nationalism; politics and religion; politics of China and Taiwan; welfare regimes in East Asia

LEBLOND, Patrick, Associate Professor
Global economic governance; International and comparative political economy; international finance; North American and European economic integration

LECOURS, André, Associate Professor
Nationalism; federalisme; equalization; institutionalist theory; paradiplomacy; Canadian and Quebec politics; comparative politics European politics; Belgium; Spain(particularly the Basque Country but also Catalonia); the United Kingdom (with a parti

MARTENS, Stéphanie, Replacement Professor

MASSICOTTE, Marie-Josée, Assistant Professor
International relations/international political economy; multilateralism and international institutions; globalization and global governance; trade and economic integration, comparative politics: the Americas; Latin America; Mexico; Brazil; social movements civil society; NGOs (local/transnational); international development

MCMILLAN, Kevin, Assistant Professor
Emergence & evolution of practices of international governance; Evolution of the European states system, 1648-1945; International relations theory; International security, Practice turn in IR; History of international thought; Iraq, WMD and UNSCOM/UNMOVIC; Philosophy of social science and methodology

MEVELLEC, Anne, Associate Professor
Action publique et territoire; mise en oeuvre des politiques publiques; métier d'élu local; gouvernance municipale

MOGGACH, Douglas, Distinguished University Professor
Political thought; history of ancient and modern political thought; German philosophy; contemporary political philosophy

MUSU, Costanza, Associate Professor
The European Union, especially its foreign policy; The Israeli-Palestinian conflict; Transatlantic relations; Security and international relations

OHEMENG, Frank, Assistant Professor
Comparative public administration; comparative public policy; development administration and management; organization theory; theories of public sector management and governance

ORSINI, Michael, Associate Professor
Health policy; interest groups; social movements; public policy; VIH/SIDA; hepatitis C; narrative analysis, Aboriginal politics

PAPILLON, Martin, Assistant Professor
Indigenous rights and politics ; Federalism and intergovernmental relations ; Citizenship, immigration and diversity ; The welfare state and social policies

PAQUEROT, Sylvie, Associate Professor
Contemporary political theory; globalization, democracy and legitimacy; vital resources and human rights; politics of water; sustainable development / ecodevelopment and law of development, global scale of public property and public interest; international institutions; coorperation and governance

PAQUETTE, Jonathan, Associate Professor
Organizational theories and public management; professional identities, professions and occupations in the public sector; museums, museum policy and the administration of cultural organizations in the public sector; scientific culture

PARIS, Roland, Associate Professor
Canadian foreign policy; Peace-keeping and peace-building; International security; Global governance

PATERSON, Matthew, Full Professor
Global environmental politics; climate change politics; international/global political economy; global environmental governance; international relations theory

PELLERIN, Hélène, Associate Professor
Territory and world governance; international political economy; migratory movements; regionalism: Western Europe and the Americas; immigration in Canada; political geography; globalization

RABOUDI, Noomane, Replacement Professor

ROCHER, François, Full Professor
Canadian federalism; constitutional politics, nationalism and multinationalism in the Canadian context, immigration and citizenship

ROUILLARD, Christian, Full Professor
Governance and public management; renewal of managerial thought and practices; administrative reforms in Canada and Québec; horizontal management and collaborations, relations of power and organizational cultures in complex bureaucracies; psychological contract in the Canadian federal public service

SALTER, Mark, Associate Professor
History of Passport; international mobility regime; clash of civilizations; international relations theory; terorism; airport / aviation security; border security

SARAKA, Sean, Replacement Professor
Modern and contemporary political thought; Epistemology and ontology in political theory; Aesthetics and representation; Power and violence

SAURETTE, Paul, Associate Professor
Contemporary political theory; history of political thought; ideology and politics of conservatism

SHAH, Nisha, Assistant Professor
International Relations Theory; Political Geography; Material Cultures and World Politics; Globalization and Global Governance; War and Security Studies; Theories of State, Territory and Sovereignty

SIMARD, Louis, Associate Professor
Public action and policy analysis; organizational theories; political sociology of environment and energy; deliberation; concertation and negotiation

STOCKEMER, Daniel, Assistant Professor
Political participation; Elections; Social movements; Right-wing extremism; Democracy and democratization; Women's representation; Quantitative and qualitative methods

TANGUAY, Daniel, Associate Professor
Political philosophy and social philosophy; contemporary continental philosophy; philosophy of history

TELLIER, Geneviève, Associate Professor
Budgetary Policies ; comparative Canadian provincial politics; quantitative research methodology

TRAN, Thi Thu Trang, Assistant Professor
Development politics; globalization; local politics and democratization; politics of transitional economies; rural transformation and social differentiation

TREMBLAY, Manon, Full Professor
Canadian politics; women and politics; interest groups and social movements; parlementary system; Quebec politics; sexual diversity; representation and electoral systems

TREVENEN, Kathryn, Assistant Professor
Feminist and political thought ; human rights; postcolonial theory and politics; queer theory and LBGTQ rights; theories of cosmopolitan politics

TRUDELLE, Catherine, Adjunct Professor

TURENNE-SJOLANDER, Claire, Full Professor
Globalization; Canadian foreign policy; gender and international politics; theory of international relations; international political economy; international politics; American foreign policy

TURGEON, Luc, Assistant Professor
Welfare State; political economy; social movements; intergovernmental relations; comparative historical sociology

VAIREL, Frédéric
Authoritarian Situations in the Arab World ; Activist Careers and Contentious Politics ; International Circulation of Models of Reconciliation

WALLNER, Jennifer, Assistant Professor
Federalism; Comparative Provincial Politics; Intergovernmental Relations

WILLIAMS, Michael, Full Professor
International security; Critical security studies; Realism and the Theory of International Relations

ZUERCHER, Christoph, Full Professor
Conflict research; Global governance; State and peacebuilding; Caucasus, Central Asia and Afghanistan

To be admitted to the PhD program, candidates must hold a master’s degree in political science (or the equivalent) with a minimum average of 75% (B+) calculated in accordance with FGPS guidelines. Exceptional students in the master’s program at the University of Ottawa may, under certain conditions (see “Transfer from master’s to PhD), be allowed to transfer to the PhD without being required to write a master’s thesis.

An active knowledge of French and English is essential. All students admitted will have to take at least one of their courses in French, and all students must be capable of reading texts in English and French. Students must indicate in their application the language in which they plan to take the majority of their courses. Those students who plan to study mainly in English will have to demonstrate in their application an active knowledge of English. All students whose first language is other than English or French must provide proof in their application of their level of competence in both languages. The School of Political Studies reserves the right to require a language test for either language.

Fields

The program offers the three following fields:

a) International relations;
b) Canadian and Quebec politics;
c) Political thought and the analysis of ideologies;
d) Comparative politics;
e) Women and politics;
f) Environmental politics;
g) Political economy;
h) Citizenship, diversity and migration.

Additional requirements

The requirements outlined above are a minimum. The School of Political Studies reserves the right to add any course considered essential in light of the student’s background.

Collaborative program in Canadian Studies at the PhD level

The School of Political Studies is one of the participating units in the collaborative PhD program in Canadian Studies. This program was created to enable students to enrich their education in their political science by adding the interdisciplinary dimension of Canadian Studies. The Seminar in Canadian Studies (CDN 6910) is recognized by the School of Political Studies towards the requirements of the PhD degree. Thus students registered in the collaborative program do not have to take an additional course.

To be accepted into the collaborative program, students must be already registered in at least one graduate course in political science with Canadian content, or have already passed such a course. The degree of those who have successfully completed the interdisciplinary seminar (CDN 6910) and thesis with Canadian content, will indicate a “specialization in Canadian Studies”.

For more information, please refer to the description of the Canadian Studies collaborative program on the website of the FGPS.

Transfer from master's to PhD

Students in the MA program at the University of Ottawa who have performed exceptionally well academically, who have demonstrated solid research skills and who are deemed sufficiently mature, may proceed to the doctoral program without completing their master’s degree. Please note that the minimal admission average requirements for the doctoral program must also be met. The conditions for transfer are as follows:

  • successful completion of at least four POL graduate courses (12 credits) with an A average as well as an A+ in at least one of the courses
  • approval of the Graduate Studies Committee of the School of Political Studies. The committee makes its decision on the basis of written reports on the student’s maturity and research skills, from the student’s thesis supervisor and from the professors in the courses taken in the master’s program.
  • The request for transfer must be made during the third session of full-time registration (or equivalent), and the transfer must take place before the end of the fourth session. The Graduate Studies committee will take into account the student’s grades, thesis plan (or draft plan) and the reports from professors who taught the courses taken at the master’s.

    Following the transfer, the student must successfully complete all the requirements of the PhD program. Students who transfer but do not complete the PhD program can however obtain the MA degree provided they meet all of its requirements.

Degree Requirements

The following requirements must be met:

  • One course chosen (6 credits each) from:
  • POL9200 THEORIES AND PROBLEMS IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY (6cr.)
    POL9218 THEORIES AND PROBLEMS IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS (6cr.)
    POL9219 THEORIES AND PROBLEMS IN CANADIAN POLITICAL ECONOMY (6cr.)
    POL9220 THEORIES AND PROBLEMS IN ANALYSIS OF POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES (6cr.)

  • POL9310 COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION IN THE MAJOR FIELD
  • Two seminars (3 credits each) chosen from:
  • POL 7102
    POL 7103
    POL 7104
    POL 7105
    POL 7106
    POL 7107
    POL 7108
    POL 7109
    POL 7110
    POL 7111
    POL 7112
    POL 7113
    POL 7114
    POL 7115
    POL 7116
    POL 7117

  • POL7366 DOCTORAL METHODOLOGY SEMINAR (3 cr.)
  • One course chosen (3 credits) from:
  • POL8110 SEMINAR IN THE MINOR FIELD: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (3cr.)
    POL8111 SEMINAR IN THE MINOR FIELD: COMPARATIVE POLITICS (3cr.)
    POL8112 SEMINAR IN THE MINOR FIELD: CANADIAN AND QUÉBEC POLITICS (3cr.)
    POL8113 SEMINAR IN THE MINOR FIELD: POLITICAL THOUGHT (3cr.)

  • POL9320 COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION IN THE MINOR FIELD
  • POL9350 THESIS PROPOSAL
  • POL9999 THÈSE DE DOCTORAT / PhD THESIS
  • POL 9310, POL 9320, POL9350 and POL 9999 are graded on a satisfactory (S) or not satisfactory (NS) basis.

    All students must successfully complete at least one course given in French.

    To continue in the program, students must pass both comprehensive examinations (the major and the minor). In accordance with the general regulations of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, any student who fails the major or minor comprehensive examination has the right to one retake. A student who is unsuccessful on the second attempt has to withdraw.

    Comprehensive examinations are aimed at proving basic knowledge in the fields of study. The major field comprehensive examination usually takes place towards the end of the third session of registration in the program. The minor field comprehensive examination usually takes place at the end of the fourth session of registration in the program.

    The thesis proposal must be approved by the thesis committee. A student whose proposal is not accepted on the first submission may be allowed to submit it a second time. A student whose proposal is rejected a second time must withdraw from the program.

    Minimum Standards

    Students are required to maintain a minimum average of B+ during their PhD program. Those who receive a grade lower than B+ in two courses or more will be required to withdraw.

    Residence

    All full-time students must complete a minimum of six sessions of full-time registration. In the case of transfer to the PhD, the residency period for the PhD is nine full-time sessions from the initial registration in the program.

    Duration of the Program

    Students are expected to complete all requirements within four years. The maximum time permitted is six years from the date of initial registration in the program.

    Thesis Advisory Committee

    During the first session of the program, a thesis advisory committee (TAC) is formed for the candidate. The Committee’s membership will be determined by the specific interests of the candidate. It will be composed of the supervisor and 2-3 additional professors. At least one member of the thesis committee, in addition to the supervisor, must be form the Faculty of Social Sciences. The TAC is responsible for guiding the student throughout the program, including course selection, the comprehensive examination, thesis proposal, and thesis defense.

    A meeting between the student and the Thesis Advisory Committee will take place at least once per session. The thesis examining board may include members who are not part of the TAC.

POL5106 SELECTED TOPICS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE (3cr.)

POL5123 CANADIAN POLITICS (3cr.)
Presentation and analysis of a contemporary issue in Canadian politics.

POL5506 THÈMES CHOISIS EN SCIENCE POLITIQUE (3cr.)

POL5523 POLITIQUE CANADIENNE (3cr.)
Présentation et analyse d’un enjeu contemporain dans la politique canadienne.

POL6100 ANALYSIS OF INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE POLITICS (3cr.)
Introduction to the major analytical frameworks in international and comparative politics, and critical comparative analysis of them. Analysis of the methodological and theoretical contributions of the two fields.

POL6101 RESEARCH METHODS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE (3cr.)
Examination of the methodological approaches used in political analysis, including the epistemological issues surrounding these approaches. A portion of the seminar deals with the challenges of designing a thesis proposal and writing the thesis itself. Reserved for master’s students.

POL6118 CORE SEMINAR IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS (3cr.)
Critical study of the principal theoretical approaches in comparative politics, the debates about them and the different methodological frameworks in comparative politics.

POL6119 ANALYSIS OF THE CANADIAN POLITICAL SYSTEM (3cr.)
Presentation of the major analytical frameworks in Canadian politics and critically compares them. An analysis of the methodological and theoretical contributions of this field.

POL6120 THEMATIC ANALYSIS OF MODERN POLITICAL THOUGHT (3cr.)
Examination of certain themes related to the birth and development of modern political thought, with reference to the history of political ideas. For example, the course explores the origins and development of the modern state, including how the relationship between politics and religion, and between politics and the economy, has changed.

POL6500 ANALYSE POLITIQUE INTERNATIONALE ET COMPARÉE (3cr.)
L'objectif de ce cours est de présenter les principaux schémas d'analyse en politique internationale et comparée, et de les relier de façon critique. Il s'agira d'une analyse des apports méthodologiques et théoriques dans les deux champs d'étude.

POL6501 LA MÉTHODE EN SCIENCE POLITIQUE (3cr.)
Étude de différentes approches méthodologiques utilisées dans l’analyse du politique. Examen des questions épistémologiques associées à ces diverses approches. Une partie du séminaire portera sur les problèmes confrontés dans l’élaboration du projet de thèse et de la thèse. Séminaire réservé aux étudiants de maîtrise.

POL6518 SÉMINAIRE NOYAU DE POLITIQUE COMPARÉE (3cr.)
Séminaire noyau visant à étudier de manière critique les principales approches théoriques de la politique comparée, les débats qui sont engagés entre elles et les différents cadres méthodologiques de la politique comparée.

POL6519 ANALYSE DU SYSTÈME POLITIQUE CANADIEN (3cr.)
L'objectif de ce cours est de présenter les principaux schémas d'analyse en politique canadienne et de les relier de façon critique. Il s'agira d'une analyse des apports méthodologiques et théoriques.

POL6520 IDÉOLOGIE ET THÉORIE POLITIQUE (3cr.)
L'objectif de ce cours est de présenter certaines thématiques liées à la naissance et au développement de la pensée politique moderne. Référence à l'histoire des idées politiques. Il sera question, par exemple, de thématiques telles les origines et le développement de l'État moderne, l'évolution des rapports entre le religieux et le politique, et entre l'économique et le politique.

POL6999 PROJET DE THÈSE / THESIS PROPOSAL

POL7102 SELECTED TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE POLITICS (3cr.)

POL7103 SELECTED TOPICS IN POLITICAL THOUGHT (3cr.)

POL7104 SELECTED TOPICS IN CANADIAN POLITICS (3cr.)

POL7106 SUBJECTIVITY AND INTERSUBJECTIVITY (3cr.)
Study of the foundations and the nature of subjectivity and intersubjectivity. The approach may be historical or thematic. The exact topic is announced at the beginning of the session.

POL7107 ORIGINS AND FEATURES OF MODERN POLITICAL THOUGHT (3cr.)
Study of the authors, schools of thought and ideologies that constitute modernity. The exact topic is announced at the beginning of the session.

POL7108 IDEOLOGY AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION (3cr.)
Study of the relationship between political thought to social change and to the practices of social movements. The approach may be historical or thematic. The exact topic is announced at the beginning of the session.

POL7109 GOVERNANCE AND GLOBALIZATION (3cr.)
Analysis of institutions and practices of regulation at the international level in the context of globalization. Study of major trends in national and international governance, including forces of resistance. Case studies.

POL7110 INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONONY (3cr.)
Analysis of the political aspects of the international economy and how economic issues affect societies and international politics. Case studies. Examination of historical and contemporary theoretical approaches.

POL7111 SPACE AND TERRITORIALITY (3cr.)
Analysis of issues relating to the production, control and use of space in world order. Study of diverse contemporary theories concerning space and territoriality.

POL7112 SECURITY AND CONFLICT: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES (3cr.)
Analysis of the causes, mechanisms and consequences of inter-state conflicts (wars, crises) and/or intra-state conflicts (civil war, secession). Examination of relevant theoretical literature.

POL7113 CITIZENSHIP AND IDENTITY (3cr.)
Analysis of contemporary citizenship and identity issues in Canada. The approach may be historical or thematic, and the exact topic is announced at the beginning of the session.

POL7114 CONSTITUTION AND INSTITUTIONS (3cr.)
Analysis of constitutional and institutional issues in contemporary Canadian politics. The exact topic is announced at the beginning of the session.

POL7115 POLITICAL PARTIES AND MOVEMENTS (3cr.)
Analysis of current issues affecting political forces in Canada: parties, groups and movements. The exact topic is announced at the beginning of the session.

POL7116 PUBLIC POLICY (3cr.)
Analysis of current public-policy issues in Canada. The exact topic is announced at the beginning of the session.

POL7117 INTER-FIELD SEMINAR (3cr.)
In this seminar, taught by at least two professors, students examine a topic that draws on knowledge from at least two of the program’s fields of study (political thought, Canadian politics, international politics). The exact topic is announced at the beginning of the session.

POL7119 CREATION AND TRANSFORMATION OF STATES AND POLITICAL REGIMES (3cr.)
Study of theories of state-building and transformation (including strategies of adaptation within a context of globalisation; issues of state collapse), as well as the study of democratic and authoritarian regimes and their transformations (transition, consolidation, collapse), in a comparative perspective.

POL7120 COMPARATIVE POLITICAL ECONOMY (3cr.)
Study of theoretical approaches concerning the evolution of power relations between states and markets in different regions of the world; of the political economy of social movements; of political struggles regarding socio-economic inequalities. The emphasis will be on the political economy of both developing states and of highly industrialised countries.

POL7121 COMPARATIVE POLITICS OF IDENTITIES (3cr.)
Study of theories concerning identity (primordialism, instrumentalism, constructivism) and of the role of ethnic, national, religious, linguistic and gender identities in political processes (violence, accommodation among different identity groups, management of diverse identities by the state).

POL7122 SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS (3cr.)
Topics to covered in rotation: Africa, Latin America, Asia, Middle East and former Soviet bloc (and possibly Western Europe/United States)

POL7366 DOCTORAL METHODOLOGY SEMINAR (3cr.)
Advanced reflection on the methodological aspects and issues of thesis research (methods of inquiry, practical considerations, data analysis, interpretation of results, etc.). Students acquire the knowledge needed to design and formulate the thesis proposal. This seminar is reserved for PhD students in Political Science. It is offered once every two weeks over two consecutive sessions.

POL7502 THÈMES CHOISIS EN POLITIQUE INTERNATIONALE ET COMPARÉE (3cr.)

POL7503 THÈMES CHOISIS EN PENSÉE POLITIQUE (3cr.)

POL7504 THÈMES CHOISIS EN POLITIQUE CANADIENNE (3cr.)

POL7505 POUVOIR, DROIT ET RÉGIMES POLITIQUES (3cr.)

POL7506 SUBJECTIVITÉ ET INTERSUBJECTIVITÉ (3cr.)
Étude des fondements et de la nature de la subjectivité et de l’intersubjectivité. L’approche adoptée peut être historique ou thématique. L’objet d’étude spécifique sera présenté en début de session.

POL7507 ORIGINE ET NATURE DE LA PENSÉE POLITIQUE MODERNE (3cr.)
Étude d’auteurs, de courants de pensée ou d’idéologies qui son constitutifs de la modernité. L’objet d’étude spécifique sera présenté en début de session.

POL7508 TRANSFORMATIONS SOCIALES ET IDÉOLOGIES (3cr.)
Étude de la pensée politique dans son rapport à l’évolution des sociétés, aux dynamiques sociales et à l’action des courants et mouvements organisés. L’approche adoptée peut être historique ou thématique. L’objet d’étude spécifique sera présenté en début de session.

POL7509 GOUVERNANCE ET MONDIALISATION (3cr.)
Analyse des institutions et des pratiques de régulation politique à l’échelle internationale dans le contexte de la mondialisation. Étude des grands courants de changement de la gouvernance nationale et internationale, y compris les forces de résistance. Études de cas.

POL7510 ÉCONOMIE POLITIQUE INTERNATIONALE (3cr.)
Analyse des aspects politiques de l’économie internationale et de l’influence des enjeux économiques sur la politique internationale et les sociétés. Étude de cas. Examen d’approches théoriques contemporaines et historiques.

POL7511 ESPACE ET TERRITORIALITÉ (3cr.)
Analyse des enjeux reliés à la production, au contrôle et à l’utilisation de l’espace dans l’ordre mondial. Étude de diverses approches théoriques contemporaines qui abordent les enjeux de l’espace et de la territorialité.

POL7512 SÉCURITÉ ET CONFLITS: ENJEUX CONTEMPORAINS (3cr.)
Analyse des causes, mécanismes et conséquences des conflits inter-étatiques (guerres, crises) et/ou intra-étatiques (guerres civiles, sécession). Exploration de corpus théoriques pertinents.

POL7513 CITOYENNETÉ ET IDENTITÉS (3cr.)
Analyse d’enjeux contemporains en matière de citoyenneté ou d’identités au Canada. L’approche adoptée peut être historique ou thématique. L’objet d’étude spécifique sera présenté en début de session.

POL7514 CONSTITUTION ET INSTITUTIONS (3cr.)
Analyse d’enjeux constitutionnels ou institutionnels dans la politique canadienne contemporaine. L’objet d’étude spécifique sera présenté en début de session.

POL7515 FORCES POLITIQUES (3cr.)
Analyse d’enjeux contemporains touchant les forces politiques au Canada : partis, groupes et mouvements. L’objet d’étude spécifique sera présenté en début de session.

POL7516 POLITIQUES PUBLIQUES (3cr.)
Analyse d’enjeux contemporains en matière de politiques publiques au Canada. L’objet d’étude spécifique sera présenté en début de session.

POL7517 SÉMINAIRE INTER-PROFILS (3cr.)
Dans ce séminaire, animé par au moins deux professeurs, sera examiné un objet d’études qui fait appel à des compétences relevant d’au moins deux des profils de l’École (pensée politique, politique canadienne, relations internationales). L’objet d’étude spécifique sera présenté en début de session.

POL7519 CONSTRUCTIONS ET TRANSFORMATIONS DES ÉTATS ET DES RÉGIMES POLITIQUES (3cr.)
Étude des théories portant sur la construction historique des États et leurs transformations (adaptation dans un contexte de mondialisation; effondrement des États), de même que les régimes démocratiques et autoritaires et leurs transformations (transition, consolidation, effondrement), le tout dans une perspective comparée.

POL7520 ÉCONOMIE POLITIQUE COMPARÉ (3cr.)
Étude des approches théoriques portant sur l’évolution des rapports de force entre les États et les marchés dans les différentes régions du monde; sur l’économie politique des mouvements sociaux; sur les luttes politiques autour des inégalités socio-économiques. L’accent sera mis aussi bien sur l’économie politique des États en développement, que sur celle des pays fortement industrialisés.

POL7521 POLITIQUE COMPARÉE DES IDENTITÉS (3cr.)
Études des théories relatives aux identités (primordialisme, instrumentalisme, constructivisme) et du rôle des identités ethniques, nationales, religieuses, linguistiques et de genre dans les processus politiques (violence, accommodement identitaire, gestion de la diversité identitaire par l’État).

POL7522 THÈMES CHOISIS EN POLITIQUE COMPARÉE (3cr.)
Thèmes à couvrir en rotation : Afrique, Amérique latine, Asie, Moyen-Orient et ancien bloc soviétique [et possiblement Europe de l’Ouest/États-Unis]

POL7766 SÉMINAIRE DOCTORAL DE MÉTHODOLOGIE (3cr.)
Réflexion approfondie sur les questions liées à la dimension méthodologique du travail de thèse. Modes d'investigation, organisation matérielle de la recherche, interprétation des données, appréciation des résultats, etc. Développement des connaissances nécessaires pour concevoir et formuler le projet de thèse. Ce séminaire est réservé aux étudiants du doctorat en science politique. Il est offert une fois par deux semaines sur deux sessions consécutives.

POL7979 MÉMOIRE / RESEARCH PAPER (6cr.)

POL7989 THÈSE DE MAÎTRISE / MA THESIS (12cr.)

POL8100 DIRECTED READINGS (3cr.)

POL8110 SEMINAR IN THE MINOR FIELD: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (3cr.)
Evolution of theories and concepts in political economy as an approach to studying international affairs. Examination of various schools of thought.

POL8111 SEMINAR IN THE MINOR FIELD: COMPARATIVE POLITICS (3cr.)
Study of the evolution of theories, concepts and methods in comparative politics as an approach to studying domestic politics and transnational influences, including states, regimes and institutions; the politics of identity; and political economy.

POL8112 SEMINAR IN THE MINOR FIELD: CANADIAN AND QUÉBEC POLITICS (3cr.)
The fundamentals of political economy as an approach to studying political phenomena. Canada’s place in the global economy, intergovernmental relations, social movements and changes in the forms of federal intervention are among the topics covered.

POL8113 SEMINAR IN THE MINOR FIELD: POLITICAL THOUGHT (3cr.)
Examination of key ideological movements (key questions, main concepts, major texts). Analysis of theories on the formation and transformation of ideologies. Contemporary ideological dynamics.

POL8500 LECTURES DIRIGÉES (3cr.)

POL8510 SÉMINAIRE DANS LE CHAMP MINEUR : RELATIONS INTERNATIONALES (3cr.)
Évolution des théories et des concepts de l'économie politique en tant qu'approche servant à l'étude de la réalité internationale. Examen de différentes écoles de pensée.

POL8511 SÉMINAIRE DANS LE CHAMP MINEUR : POLITIQUE COMPARÉE (3cr.)
Étude de l’évolution des théories, concepts et méthodes de la politique comparée en tant qu’approche servant à l’étude de phénomènes politiques internes aux États ainsi qu’à l’étude des influences transnationales, notamment : États, régimes et institutions : identités en politique : économie politique.

POL8512 SÉMINAIRE DANS LE CHAMP MINEUR : POLITIQUE CANADIENNE ET QUÉBÉCOISE (3cr.)
Fondements de l'économie politique en tant qu'approche servant à l'étude des phénomènes politiques. La place du Canada dans l'économie mondiale, les relations intergouvernementales, les mouvements sociaux et l'évolution des formes d'intervention de l'État fédéral.

POL8513 SÉMINAIRE DANS LE CHAMP MINEUR : PENSÉE POLITIQUE (3cr.)
Les principaux mouvements idéologiques: problématiques, concepts et œuvres. Analyse des théories de la formation et de la transformation des idéologies. La dynamique contemporaine des idéologies.

POL9200 THEORIES AND PROBLEMS IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY (6cr.)
Evolution of theories and concepts in political economy as an approach to studying international affairs. Examination of various schools of thought. The comprehensive examination in the major field is held at the end of the course.

POL9218 THEORIES AND PROBLEMS IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS (6cr.)
Study of the evolution of theories, concepts and methods in comparative politics as an approach to studying domestic politics and transnational influences, including states, regimes and institutions; the politics of identity; and political economy. The comprehensive examination in the major field is held at the end of the course.

POL9219 THEORIES AND PROBLEMS IN CANADIAN POLITICAL ECONOMY (6cr.)
The fundamentals of political economy as an approach to studying political phenomena. Canada’s place in the global economy, intergovernmental relations, social movements and changes in the forms of federal intervention are among the topics covered. The comprehensive examination in the major field is held at the end of the course.

POL9220 THEORIES AND PROBLEMS IN ANALYSIS OF POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES (6cr.)
Examination of key ideological movements (key questions, main concepts, major texts). Analysis of theories on the formation and transformation of ideologies. Contemporary ideological dynamics. The comprehensive examination in the major field is held at the end of the course.

POL9310 COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION IN THE MAJOR FIELD

POL9320 COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION IN THE MINOR FIELD
Prerequisites: POL8110 or POL8111 or POL8112 or POL8113

POL9350 THESIS PROPOSAL

POL9600 THÉORIES ET PROBLÈMES EN ÉCONOMIE POLITIQUE INTERNATIONALE (6cr.)
Évolution des théories et des concepts de l'économie politique en tant qu'approche servant à l'étude de la réalité internationale. Examen de différentes écoles de pensée. L'examen de synthèse dans le domaine majeur se tiendra à la fin du cours.

POL9618 THÉORIES ET PROBLÈMES EN POLITIQUE COMPARÉE (6cr.)
Étude de l’évolution des théories, concepts et méthodes de la politique comparée en tant qu’approche servant à l’étude de phénomènes politiques internes aux États ainsi qu’à l’étude des influences transnationales, notamment : États, régimes et institutions : identités en politique : économie politique. L’examen de synthèse dans le domaine majeur se tiendra à la fin du cours.

POL9619 THÉORIES ET PROBLÈMES EN ÉCONOMIE POLITIQUE CANADIENNE (6cr.)
Fondements de l'économie politique en tant qu'approche servant à l'étude des phénomènes politiques. La place du Canada dans l'économie mondiale, les relations intergouvernementales, les mouvements sociaux et l'évolution des formes d'intervention de l'État fédéral. L'examen de synthèse dans le domaine majeur se tiendra à la fin du cours.

POL9620 THÉORIES ET PROBLÈMES EN ANALYSE DES IDÉOLOGIES POLITIQUES (6cr.)
Les principaux mouvements idéologiques: problématiques, concepts et oeuvres. Analyse des théories de la formation et de la transformation des idéologies. La dynamique contemporaine des idéologies. L'examen de synthèse dans le domaine majeur se tiendra à la fin du cours.

POL9710 EXAMEN DE SYNTHÈSE DU DOMAINE MAJEUR

POL9720 EXAMEN DE SYNTHÈSE DU DOMAINE MINEUR
Préalables : POL8510 ou POL8511 ou POL8512 ou POL8513

POL9750 PROJET DE THÈSE

POL9999 THÈSE DE DOCTORAT / PhD THESIS

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