About the department
The Department of Political Science is an active department within a growing and innovative university. We pride ourselves on an open and transparent micro-political culture, and we encourage deliberative democracy in the classroom, in our academic functions, and in departmental decisions.
Our purpose is to lead students to develop self-sustaining, critical and evaluative thought, which is central to our democratic society. The department is not limited to any one perspective on political science, nor to any orthodoxy regarding methods, approaches, or theories in the discipline.
Our faculty members are active researchers who contribute to the field in the areas of constitutional law, comparative politics, policy making, political theory, international relations, public administration, Canadian politics, Quebec politics, nationalism, federalism, and public opinion.
News & events
Throughout the year, we encourage exchanges between researchers and students, many of which are sponsored by the Political Science Student Association. We offer a faculty research seminar, a speaker series featuring national and international guests, and a variety of conferences.
Concordia University Research Chair
The department is also home to a Concordia University Research Chair on the Politics of Immigration, held by Dr. Mireille Paquet. The Chair support researchers and students conducting research on emerging political dynamics associated with immigration. The Chair is also responsible for hosting workshops, seminars and a reading group.