July 15, 2020

In his new book, Immigration and the American Ethos, UBC Professor Matthew Wright interrogates what values shape Americans' attitudes towards immigration and why so many Americans hold both pro- and anti-immigration positions simultaneously. 

July 8, 2020

Congratulations to UBC Political Science PhD graduates Eric Merkley and Dominik Stecula who have just published a chapter from their dissertation work:  Party Cues in the News: Democratic Elites,  Republican Backlash, and the Dynamics of Climate Skepticism, in the British Journal of Political Science. Summary Supporters of the Republican Party have become much more skeptical […]

June 3, 2020

UBC Political Science Professor Michael Byers has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the New Frontiers in Research Fund for his project on the Safe and Sustainable Development of Space.

June 10, 2019

Associate Professor Lisa Sundstrom discusses her new book, Courting Gender Justice: Russia, Turkey, and the European Court of Human Rights, co-authored with Valerie Sperling (Clark University).

May 23, 2019

Eric Merkley (PhD UBC) and Associate Professor Fred Cutler discuss their new article in the Journal of Politics, "Having Their Say: Authority, Voice, and Satisfaction with Democracy", also co-authored with Paul Quirk (UBC) and Benjamin Nyblade (UCLA).

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.

December 13, 2016

We are a community of diverse scholars involved in innovative, ground-breaking research that consistently earns grants and awards. Currently, five of our faculty hold Research Chairs.

December 13, 2016

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.