Welcome to the Department of Politics

Welcome to the Department of Politics at York University - a vibrant community of educators, scholars, practitioners, activists, and engaged citizens. With our large faculty (50 full time members) leading at many frontiers of research, we offer Political Science with the kind of depth and breadth that few departments in the world can match. Our graduates have a very distinctive presence in politics and government, international organizations, law, media, academia, and in the private sector.

Our faculty members appear very frequently in public fora and the media to contribute to key debates of the day.  We have an enviable international reputation for excellence in critical, engaged scholarship.  As we live through the dramatic changes today's youth is bringing about - from Tahrir Square to Wall Street - our department is even more committed to offering our students the skills they need to succeed in this fast-changing and complex world. [read more...]