Summer courses 2020

POL S 324: TOPICS IN CANADIAN POLITICS

Power, Policy and Governance in Canada

In this class, we will explore Canadian public policy and governance in the context of broader structures and processes of political power. We'll discuss how to study policy and governance in neoliberal times and how policy of the Canadian state intersect with class, gender, race, and indigeneity. Students will have the opportunity to closely study and locate policy areas such as energy, the environment, reconciliation, justice, immigration and healthcare within the complexity of modern life.

A variable content course, which may be repeated if topics vary.

Prerequisite: One of POL S 224, 225 (or 220) or Department consent.

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LEC B1 TR Justin Leifso leifso@ualberta.ca

POL S 354: TOPICS IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS

LEC B1 - The Politics of Oil and Energy

This course focuses on the challenges of developing oil/gas as a crucial energy source; state-social actor-oil industry relationships; oil and political regimes; and issues including pipeline 'wars', energy transition/climate change, and the 'resource curse' debate. We examine case studies from North America, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East, and the international/geopolitical politics of oil.

The focus of this course changes yearly to reflect current issues in comparative politics and faculty research interests. Information about the specific topics can be obtained from the Department. A variable content course, which may be repeated if topics vary.

Prerequisite: One of POL S 235 (or 230 or 240) or Department consent.

LEC B1 MW Eyene Okpanachi okpanach@ualberta.ca

POL S 404: TOPICS IN POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

SEM B1 - Violence and the Idea of Progress

A variable content course, which may be repeated if topics vary.

Prerequisite: One of POL S 211, 212 (or 210) or Department consent.

SEM B1 TR Will Kujala will.kujala@gmail.com