Political Science


Welcome to the Department of Political Science

Political Science is the systematic study of government, politics and political behaviour.

Political Science is the systematic study of government, politics and political behaviour, in a rapidly changing world. It studies how a society governs itself at all levels and various ideas about how it should be governed in the future. Government is a core component of power and policy structures - it authors how a society organizes itself for collective action. Political structures and governments are in constant flux and that makes this a very exciting major to choose. Politics is a central component of our culture and daily it grows more complicated due to globalization issues and world events.

Department Highlights

Dr. YALE BELANGER - Residency at U. of Nevada, Las Vegas

For the month of May, Dr. Yale Belanger was in residency at University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) as an Eadington Fellow. William R. Eadington fellowships facilitate research into many aspects of both gambling and Las Vegas at UNLV Special Collections in the University Libraries.  His residency culminated with a public presentation "Evaluating Cultural vs. Economic Investments of Tribal Casinos in Historical Perspective: An Initial Assessment".  These findings were also presented at the 17th International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking at Caesar's Palace.

ULSU/APSS/SACPA - All-Candidate Federal Election Forum

We invite students, staff, and the greater Lethbridge community to join!  This is a great opportunity to engage with the Lethbridge candidates, ask questions, and to work towards being an informed voter.

OCTOBER 2, 2019 from 6:30 - 9 pm in the BMO Auditorium, Science Commons, SA-8002

Questions can be submitted to:  su.external@uleth.ca (will be entirely confidential)

Prof. J. von HEYKING -- Public Lecture at the University of Windsor

Professor John von Heyking will deliver an invited public lecture at the University of Windsor later this week on Winston Churchill and friendship.  He will also meet with the University of Windsor Reading Liberty Group, which is reading his book, Comprehensive Judgment and Absolute Selflessness:  Winston Churchill on Politics as Friendship, this semester.


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