November 9, 2018

Assistant Professor Cesi Cruz discusses her forthcoming publication in Comparative Political Studies, "Social Networks and the Targeting of Vote Buying". 

November 3, 2018

Assistant Professor Xiaojun Li discusses his forthcoming article in the Canadian Journal of Political Science, "Misperceptions of Chinese Investments in Canada and Their Correction: Evidence from a Survey Experiment", and his upcoming research on China-North Korea trade.

July 23, 2018

Antje Ellermann, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institute for European Studies, leads the UBC Migration Research Cluster. We asked Ellermann what motivated her to start the research excellence cluster, to tell us more about the cluster’s work to date, and her goal to connect migration research, policy, and practice.

January 17, 2018

The spread of democracy has been driven by a struggle for freedom and opportunities for human flourishing, and yet democratic institutions based on full and inclusive citizenship face a variety of global challenges. In this new video, meet an international and interdisciplinary group of practitioners and scholars, including professors Max Cameron, Sheryl Lightfoot, and Lisa Sundstrom, who are working to better understand challenges to democracy.

November 20, 2017

Assistant Professor Arjun Chowdhury provides insight into his research and writing process, and explains the central argument of his new book and why he took on some of the biggest thinkers in the discipline. His book demands that we rethink foundational concepts of international politics like political stability and state failure.

November 1, 2017

Under the direction of Professor Mark Warren, Participedia aims to develop a large, crowd-sourced database that will support evidence-based answers to the question: What kinds of participatory processes work best, for what purposes, and under what conditions? Participedia provides free and open source resources to those involved in participatory political processes, while also deepening our knowledge of democratic innovations.