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Immigration, Refugees & Diaspora

Dynamics, politics, and experiences of human migration and their intersection with globalization processes.

Culture, Identity & Autonomy

Artistic and socio-cultural expressions and contestations of meaning, identity and agency in the context of globalization.

Public Policy, Governance & Citizenship

The roles of various state- and non-state actors in relation to global public goods (e.g., knowledge production, security, health and human rights).

Sustainability, Justice & Global Interdependence

Global perspectives on environmental, economic, political, social and cultural sustainability, justice, and interdependence.

McMaster's Faculty of Social Sciences is turning 50

Join us for a day of discovery as we celebrate 50 years of Social Sciences at McMaster! Saturday, October 20, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Oct 09, 2018

IGHC Research Seminar Series

Wednesday, October 3rd, 12:30-1:30pm, L.R. Wilson Hall 1003, McMaster University, Are Globalization, Democratization, And Our Current Global Liberal Order Ending? Prof. Tony Porter

Sep 25, 2018

What do digital technologies do to democracy?

Faculty and graduate student researchers from across the University participated in a multi-disciplinary September 15 McMaster workshop to discuss such digital threats to democracy as “fake news”, election hacking, or the delegation of governance to algorithms, along with the potential of digitization for enhancing democracy.

Sep 17, 2018

Eight things the crisis taught us about austerity

The left won the argument but not the fight against neoliberal constraint, argues Dr. Stephen McBride in the September-October edition of the CCPA Monitor.

Sep 13, 2018

Great Fall Courses!

Looking for some course ideas for the Fall? We have a some great options in our department and the rest of the Social Sciences.

Aug 15, 2018

How Cambodia’s prime minister rigged an election

Hun Sen and the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) won a recent landslide victory in the Southeast Asian country. Political Science Professor Netina Tan and MA student Cassandra Preece dissect what went down in a new article written for The Conversation.

Aug 15, 2018

M.A. Master of Arts in Globalization

M.A. in Globalization is an interdisciplinary program that examines the complex political, social, economic, cultural, discursive and theoretical developments related to processes of globalization and how these come to bear upon our lives, our communities, and the environment in which we live. Research areas include: contemporary culture; diasporic, transnational and multicultural communities; global governance; international trade and finance; and social, environmental and labour issues.

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Minor Interdisciplinary Minor in Globalization Studies

The minor in Globalization Studies provides students with the opportunity to explore the complex idea of globalization from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Students will have the opportunity to complete courses from the Social Sciences, Humanities, Health Sciences and Science faculties that cover a wide variety of themes related to globalization, and will be able to tailor their course selection according to their interests.

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