Research Areas

UBC is a global centre for research and teaching, and our Department is known for our particular research strengths and areas of excellence which cut across Political Science’s major subfields, and other disciplines:

  • indigenous politics
  • critical political theory and identity politics
  • democratic theory and practise
  • political behaviour, parties and elections
  • comparative public policy and institutions
  • migration, social diversity, and identity
  • environmental politics
  • international norms, institutions and governance, and human security
  • quantitative methods
  • regional area strengths including: Asian politics, the politics of the Americas, European politics, U.S. politics, and Canadian politics