PSCI 600s

PSCI 600 Theories and Methods of Political Analysis (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 011481
The course is a critical examination of different approaches to the study of political science. The seminar is intended to accomplish two goals: first, to foster a collegial atmosphere in which students pursue a common course of intensive study; and second, to expose students to the most recent theoretical developments in normative, empirical, analytical or historical approaches to political science.

PSCI 604 Advanced Topics in Global Environmental Governance (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 001205
(Cross-listed with GGOV 620, ERS 604)
This course examines the ways in which environmental challenges are being addressed by means of 'global governance' - that is, international organizations and institutions intended to deal with these environmental challenges. Concepts are investigated both to help analyze the relative strengths and weaknesses of existing structures and to suggest ways in which alternative forms of global governance might advance sustainability. Specific organizations and other actors presently active in global environmental governance are given particular attention, as is the management of selected global environmental challenges.

PSCI 606 Governing Global Food and Agriculture Systems (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 012738
(Cross-listed with ERS 606, GGOV 621)
This course examines the international rules and organizations that have emerged to govern the increasingly global system of food and agriculture. Specific themes to be covered include governance issues related to the rise of global food corporations, agricultural trade liberalization and the WTO, food aid distribution, international agricultural assistance, the global agro-chemical industry, and agricultural biotechnology.
Antireq: ERS 675

PSCI 612 Theories of Globalization (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 002419
(Cross-listed with PACS 631, GGOV 612)
This course begins with examining discussions of the historical continuities and discontinuities in globalization, including the relationships between globalization, empires and imperialism. It then turns to focus on an interdisciplinary selection of theoretical writings on contemporary globalization. The course concludes with preliminary investigations of some particular topics in globalization studies: identity, gender and culture, structural adjustment and world economic institutions, global health, communal violence and gender, and resistance to globalization.

PSCI 613 Directed Readings in Political Methodology (0.50) RDGCourse ID: 010616
Department Consent Required
1 Research Methods

PSCI 614 International Business and Development (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 013687
(Cross-listed with GGOV 614)
This course examines varied roles in developing areas of international businesses including multinationals, contractual partners of these firms in developing areas, as well as developing area firms as suppliers of businesses in industrialized countries. The course examines impacts of international businesses on the social-economy of developing areas, especially their impact on poverty and development. The course includes case studies in a number of countries (including Nigeria, India, China, Pakistan, Colombia, Brazil, and South Africa). The role of free and fair trade networks, as well as the impact of questionable financial transactions.

PSCI 615 Global Poverty (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 013688
(Cross-listed with GGOV 615)
This course analyzes the extent and character of worldwide poverty today by adopting both a global and an historical perspective. The course examines the impact of industrialization and colonialism on poverty and the social and political economy of poverty in the contemporary world. The course examines the relationships between poverty and slums, poverty and underdevelopment, poverty and inequality, as well as poverty and hunger. The course considers various theories about causes of poverty and those public and private actions that seem most likely to reduce the extent of poverty.

PSCI 616 Global Health Governance (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 013689
(Cross-listed with GGOV 643)
Health policy-making is changing to reflect a need for more coordination among nation-states and a rising number of international non-governmental organizations, leading to a more polycentric form of global governance. It begins with a review of theoretical texts on globalization and global public policy that assist in understanding changes in scale for policy-making and for policy coordination. It then looks at the historical development of global institutions, including the World Health Organization. Finally, it examines case studies of global health policy making, noting how these actions interface with nation-states' sovereignty and autonomy, and with other sites of global authority.

PSCI 617 Unconventional Diplomacy (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 013684
(Cross-listed with GGOV 651)
This course stretches the definition of who are the actors that conduct the practice of diplomacy, where the sites of diplomacy are located, and what aims are privileged. Conventional diplomacy showcases state-centric activity with an emphasis on hierarchy, protocol, and closed negotiations. Unconventional diplomacy in contrast is open-ended with a focus on transparency, inclusiveness and the pursuit of global governance. The course begins with an overview of the pressures for change in diplomacy, and then moves to a detailed examination of specific areas where unconventional diplomacy has become prominent including think tank diplomacy, humanitarian diplomacy, 'pandemic' diplomacy, and celebrity diplomacy.

PSCI 618 Non-State Actors in Global Governance (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 013685
(Cross-listed with GGOV 652)
Non-state actors (NHOs, corporations, networks, etc.) play increasingly important roles in global governance, This course examines different theoretical arguments about their roles. Overarching questions include the extent to which they support or undermine states' purposes in global governance, what and how much they can contribute to global problem solving, and possible limits or critiques of their participation. It will draw on studies of non-state actors in many issue areas, venues, and parts of the world in an effort to understand what these have in common with each other, as well as possible lines of differentiation among them.

PSCI 619 China and Global Governance (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 014301
(Cross-listed with GGOV 663)
We examine China's role in global governance across a number of major issue areas: security, economy, human rights, the environment and social policy. We discuss the evolution of China's relations with the international system, Chinese perspectives on globalization, and how China's involvement in global governance has shaped its domestic institutions.

PSCI 620 Gender and Global Politics (0.50) LEC,SEMCourse ID: 014363
(Cross-listed with GGOV 634)
Does looking at the world through the lens of gender change how we see the state, sovereignty, diplomacy, security, trade, migration, globalization, governance, and other foundational concepts in global politics? We review feminist theories of politics, with a particular focus on international relations and global governance; examine how gender shapes the roles and experiences of women and men in global politics; and discuss how to do feminist research.
Department Consent Required

PSCI 621 Political Theory 1 (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 002420
Problems in classical and contemporary political theory.

PSCI 622 Political Theory 2 (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 002421
Special topics in political theory.
1 International Ethics

PSCI 623 Democratic Theory and Practice (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 002422
An examination of the justification and limitations of democratic government, as well as more practical applications of democratic theory to the workplace, judicial review, legal obligations, etc. The focus will be on problems of democratic theory and practice.

PSCI 624 Justice and Gender (0.50) LECCourse ID: 002423
(Cross-listed with PACS 660)
Theories of justice are concerned with the distribution of the basic goods of society - money, power, status, leisure, and so on. One would expect that they would be of particular interest to feminist theory, which is also concerned with the distribution of these goods. This course will consider how the gender system fares from the standpoint of liberal justice, and to what extent the promises of liberal justice can be used to overturn the unequal treatment of women. The issues of equality and difference will also be explored.

PSCI 625 Directed Readings in Political Theory (0.50) RDGCourse ID: 002424
Department Consent Required
1 Concept of Civil Society
2 Science as Ideology
3 Contemporary Political Theory
4 Classics in Political Theory
5 Hegel's Philosophy of Right
6 International Political Theory
7 Rousseau on War and Peace
8 Dilemmas of Collective Action
9 Camus' The Rebel
10 Classcl Liberal Political Thry
11 Cvl Society & Political Theory
12 Rdgs in Political Liberalism
13 Democratic Theory and Practice
14 Theories of Nationalism
15 Politics of the Middle East
16 Weber-Understanding Governance
17 Integration Theory
18 Conceptions of the State
19 Theories of Cooperation
20 Literature on Liberty

PSCI 626 Normative Political Theory (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 002425
An examination of how different political theorists use and understand key political concepts - such as equality, liberty, democracry, identity, and rights - to develop the ability to assess theories of justice from a libertarian, liberal, communitarian, democratic and feminist perspective. We will examine works of contemporary political theorists, including Rawls, Nozick, Cohen, Gutmann, Dworkin, Sandel, Okin and Young.
1 Political Liberalism

PSCI 629 Genetics and Justice (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 012973
New questions concerning justice follow advances in biological science, which brings us closer to a world where we have the ability to manipulate our genetic make-up. We examine how current theories of justice may require revision.

PSCI 630A Public Administration and Policy 1 (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 002428
An in-depth analysis of selected theories of public administration and public policy (e.g.) organization, behaviour, motivation, responsibility, policy making and implementation.

PSCI 630B Public Administration and Policy 2 (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 002429
A research seminar in public administration or policy problems growing out of the interests of the participants, especially the research interests of the faculty and students.

PSCI 631 The State and Economic Life (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 002430
An analytical and comparative study of the growth of government intervention in the economic process, and of the development of the welfare state in selected western liberal-democratic societies.

PSCI 632 The Politics of Canadian Resource Development (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 002431
An examination of various public policies designed to promote the exploitation and export of Canada's natural resources with an emphasis on the economic, political, social and environmental implications of these developmental strategies.

PSCI 633 Canadian Public Policy (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 002432
In this course, we examine some of the conceptual frameworks that have been used by policy analysts in the past, in order to assess the possibilities as well as the limitations of such frameworks. We then develop our own approaches to examining some recent policy developments in Canada, using the insights of the authors we have examined. We will examine federal economic policy, provincial health policy, and municipal zoning policies, in order to assess (among other factors) the relative significance of policy focus, the situation of the policy-makers in the political system and ideological preferences.

PSCI 634 Comparative Public Administration (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 002433
A comparative survey of public administration in both developed and developing areas. The focus is on the rise of the administrative state in a variety of cultural and political contexts, and on the study of general concepts which can then be applied in a variety of settings. Among the topics to be discussed are: comparison in the study of public administration; bureaucracy as a focus for comparison; the concept of the administrative state; the evolution of national administrative systems; the politics-administration interface and the senior civil service; bureaucracy and democracy; representative bureaucracy; bureaucratic ethics and morality; and the ombudsman and government secrecy.

PSCI 635 Directed Readings in Public Policy and Administration (0.50) RDGCourse ID: 002434
Department Consent Required
1 Govt & the Arts in Canada
2 New Public Management
3 School Choice
4 Comparative Public Policy
5 Gndr & Poltcs in Estrn Europe
6 Max Weber 1: The Iron Cage
7 Wlfr polcs - China & Hong Kong
8 Government and Business

PSCI 636 Crime and Politics (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 002435
How do governments deal with transnational crime? Case studies illustrate the dynamic relationships between crime and politics in various countries. Topics include triads and mafia.
Antireq: PSCI490

PSCI 639 Global Social Governance (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 012553
(Cross-listed with GGOV 642)
This course examines the prospects for the supranational governance of social issues including the political and philosophical underpinnings of transnational social policy cooperation as well as examining specific issue areas such as global health policy and cross-national migration.

PSCI 642 Politics in Ontario (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 002437
A critical examination of the distinctive elements of government and politics in the province of Ontario.

PSCI 643 Directed Readings in Provincial and Local Politics (0.50) RDGCourse ID: 010617
Department Consent Required
1 Role of ON Elected Schl Boards

PSCI 650 Approaches to the Study of Comparative Politics (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 002440
This course focuses on some of the methodological and theoretical problems involved in the conduct of comparative political inquiry.

PSCI 651 Democracy and Development (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 002441
A study of political democratization in Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The focus is on the alternative interpretations of democracy, the roles of domestic and external actors, and the challenges of democratic consolidation.

PSCI 652 Advanced Topics in Third World Politics and Development II (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 002442
1 Chinese Political Economy

PSCI 653 Comparative Political Systems: Eastern Europe (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 002443
This course will provide a comparative survey of political processes in the states of Eastern Europe. It will begin with a brief introduction to the geopolitical significance of this area, the historical experience of the Eastern European states and their political development in this century. The course will then focus on the problems which the East European states now face in dealing with the legacy of the past: the dilemmas posed by political and economic reform and new patterns of social inequality; the nature of new political parties and the quality of political participation; the impact of growing nationalism; and new regional security arrangements.

PSCI 654 Post-War Reconstruction and State Building (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 002444
(Cross-listed with GGOV 632, PACS 632)
Rebuilding states in the aftermath of conflict and state failure represents one of the foremost challenges facing the international community. The post-Cold War era has shown that weak states represent as great a threat to international security and stability as strong ones. The transition from war to peace and state failure to stability in these states can be conceptualized as encompassing three separate but interrelated transitions, in the economic, political and security spheres. The course will deconstruct and analyze this triple transition, examine both its theoretical roots and practical application with reference to a number of recent case studies.

PSCI 655 Ethnic Conflict and Conflict Resolution I (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 002445
(Cross-listed with PACS 661)
This course examines the causes of ethnic conflict but focuses in particular on the strategies which states use to manage or resolve such conflicts. The review of state strategies is comprehensive in nature, and includes approaches which are morally unacceptable as well as approaches which many consider morally desirable.

PSCI 656 Ethnic Conflict and Conflict Resolution II (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 002446
This course involves a detailed analysis of ethnic conflict and conflict resolution strategies in a number of important case-studies such as Bosnia, Canada, Israel/Palestine, Kossovo, Northern Ireland, S. Africa, the Soviet Successor States, and the United States. The class will examine why particular strategies were applied in particular settings, comment on the appropriateness of such strategies and, when relevant, explore alternatives. While the course is case-study based, a key focus will be the development of comparative political analysis, i.e., the construction of generalisable theories that allow the application of lessons learned in one setting to others.
Prerequisite: PSCI 655.

PSCI 657 International Organizations and Global Governance (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 002447
(Cross-listed with GGOV 650)
This course serves as a survey of the international relations (IR) subfield of international organizations (IO) but focuses principally on formal, inter-governmental organizations (IGOs). We examine the growing literature on international organizations and discuss their impact on global governance, considering their formation, design, relevance, impact and agency. We apply this knowledge to the study of several highly institutionalized issue areas.
1 China&the World Trade Org
2 Political Communications
3 Public Policy in the South
4 Cultural Explan of Politics
5 Brutal Politics
6 Power, States and NGOs
7 Central American Civil Wars
8 Regional Organizations
9 Civil Military Relations
10 Refugees and IDP
11 Free Trade Agricultural Sector
12 IMF Conditionality

PSCI 658 Human Rights in the Globalized World (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 002448
(Cross-listed with PACS 633, GGOV 640)
The course is a study of international and local responses to human rights abuses in the contexts of economic globalization and proliferation of armed violence. It examines major debates on international human rights. It also deals with specific human rights situations in the developing/transitional countries. Topics include: universalism and cultural relativism, global economic justice, rights to food and health, women's and children's rights, the rights of displaced civilians, human rights and R2P, prospects for transitional justice.

PSCI 659 Conflict and Conflict Resolution (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 002449
(Cross-listed with PACS 662)
A graduate level survey of theories of conflict resolution drawn from the international relations, comparative politics, and peace studies. Why do we have violent political conflict, and how can it be resolved? How and why do wars begin and end? This course focuses on political violence and conflict resolution between groups, including but not limited to states.

PSCI 661 Canadian Politics 1 (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 002450
Selected aspects of Canadian national politics.

PSCI 662 Canadian Politics 2 (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 002451
Selected aspects of Canadian provincial politics.

PSCI 663 Directed Readings in Canadian Politics (0.50) RDGCourse ID: 010618
Department Consent Required
1 Aboriginal Politics in Canada
2 Electoral Politics
3 Canadian Multinationalism
4 Pltcl Prties & Elctns in Cnda
5 Canadian Electoral Politics
6 Orgnzd Crime-Bkr Gangs in Cnda
7 Canadian Party Politics
8 Comparative Political Parties
9 Ministerial Responsibility
10 Canadian Pol Institutions
11 Canadian Identity
12 Politics of Indigenous Peoples

PSCI 664 Canada in the World: Foreign Policy (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 002452
Studies of post 1945 Canadian foreign policy in comparative perspective.

PSCI 668 The Politics of National Innovation Systems (0.50) RDGCourse ID: 002454
(Cross-listed with GGOV 613)
This course examines the global effort to develop new economies built around the commercialization of science and technology. This class, while covering Canadian developments in some detail, examines the broad international, theoretical and conceptual questions surrounding national innovation strategies and implementations and considers the role of national cultures and political environments in promoting new economies.

PSCI 671 Women and Public Policy (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 002455
Public policy in a variety of areas significant for women (including sport, employment equity, violence) sometimes fails to take into account women's experiences and needs. In this course, we will review policy developments, and reflect on the significance of feminist perspectives for policy analysis. The course will focus on Canadian examples, with comparative material included where useful.
1 Women and Public Policy

PSCI 673 Directed Readings in Political Behaviour (0.50) RDGCourse ID: 002456
Department Consent Required
1 Thresholds in Complex Systems

PSCI 678 Security Ontology-Theory (0.50) RDGCourse ID: 002461
(Cross-listed with GGOV 630, PACS 634)
This is a seminar in the ontology of security. Security is a contested concept, and in this course we ask what it is and how best to pursue it. What do we mean by security? What are we trying to protect? From what? Why? How do we do it? We begin by considering the concept of security in the abstract, and we then proceed to explore various specific conceptions. Along the way we encounter both traditional and non-traditional approaches to security.

PSCI 679 Security Governance: Actors, Institutions, and Issues (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 013686
(Cross-listed with PACS 635, GGOV 631)
In this course we examine a range of "security" issues on the global agenda - both traditional and non-traditional - and examine recent and possible future institutional and policy responses. Issues examined include nuclear proliferation, terrorism, intrastate conflict, resource and territorial disputes, climate change, drugs, disease, and migration. Students will have an opportunity to research in depth a specific security issue of their choice.

PSCI 680 Critical Security Studies (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 013377
This course reviews critical analytical models for the study of security and covers a range of non-traditional issues including environmental security, public safety, cyber security, and counter-terrorism.
Instructor Consent Required

PSCI 681 Power Politics and World Order Studies (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 002462
This theory course examines the evolution of the international system; the capacity of the system of states to cope with the demands on it; meanings of international and regional power and order. There is an emphasis on the international politics of regions.

PSCI 682 Contemporary Strategy: Theories and Policies (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 002463
The course examines strategic studies and its premises, the evolution of strategic thinking, the role of national policy of military powers. Strategic concepts are studied with specific reference to military policies of regional powers. Choice of countries may vary each year but a minimum of five countries will be studied.

PSCI 683 Topics in International Political Economy (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 002464
Contemporary perspectives and issues in international political economy, with particular attention to advanced industrial countries. Topics include political/economic cooperation, the politics of trade, and the politics of adjustment.
1 Political Economy of Decisions
2 BRICS in the Global Economy
3 Canadian Pol Institutions
4 Intellectual Property Issues
5 Governance of Finance
6 Middle East Political Economy
7 Money and Finance
8 Pol. of International Trade

PSCI 684 Special Topics in International Diplomacy (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 009393
Diplomacy and foreign policy are usually discussed as though they are synonymous. From a more nuanced perspective, diplomacy is about the set of instruments used in international affairs via techniques of representation, information, communication and negotiation. This course highlights the work of diplomats and the machinery of diplomacy.
1 Foreign Policy & Norms (1)

PSCI 685 Directed Readings in International Politics (0.50) RDGCourse ID: 002465
Department Consent Required
1 Canadian Foreign Policy
2 Post-Conflict & Reconstruction
3 Scientific Studies of War
4 Humanitarian Assistance
5 Causes of Interstate War
6 Critical Security Studies
7 Oil Diplomacy
8 Humanitarian Intervention
9 I/R Theory
10 Govrning Glbl Food & Agricltr
11 Middle East Political Economy
12 Interntnl Business & Dvlopmnt
13 International Relations Theory
14 Integration in Latin America
15 Democracy in Asia
16 Canada - East Asia
17 Human Security
18 Democratization and Liberaliza
19 State Crime
20 Interntnl Globl Politicl Ecnmy
21 Managing of Global Prosperity
22 Development and Ethics
23 Modern Mid East History
24 Rdgs in Modern Iranian Hist
25 Internationl Business & Ethics
26 Politcl Dvlpmnt in South Asia
27 Foreign Invlvmnt Afghanistan
28 Civil Society Afghanistan
29 International Peace & Conflict
30 Crime and Politics
31 Environmental Politics in Taiw
32 Modern Middle East History
33 Political Economy of Pakistan
34 Green Global Governance
35 Green politics and globl govce
36 Pakistan's Democratization
37 Post-War Justice & Security
38 Civil Sec. & Counter-terrorism
39 Russian Foreign Policy
40 Global Poverty
41 IPE of Finance
42 Interntnl Business & Dvlopment
43 Global Democracy
44 Innovation Theory and the U.S
45 Governing Complex Systems
46 Foreign Policy Analysis
47 Causes of War and Peace
48 Globalization: An Introduction
49 Nat Persp on Global Governance
50 Issues in Confl & Security
51 Non-State Actors-Glob Govern
52 Global Health Policy
53 Social Innovation
54 Morality and War
55 Politics in the former USSR
56 Govt, Policy & Social Innov
57 Rights, Privacy & Surveillance
58 Cluster Development Theories
59 Democratization in Middle East
60 Arctic Governance
61 Pol Phil of Austrian Economics
62 Understanding Terrorism
63 Japan in International Society
64 European Union Foreign Policy

PSCI 686 Emerging Economies in Global Governance (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 002466
(Cross-listed with GGOV 611)
Large developing countries like Brazil, Russia, India, and China stand at the centre of much of current international political economy. Their national development efforts profoundly shape their international participation and vice versa. This course will cover theoretical and conceptual debates about the roles of these "middle range" or "emerging" powers, then examine their national economies, before turning to see how they individually and collectively (with the other emerging powers) fit into current global governance.

PSCI 687 Explaining Interstate War (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 002467
An examination of explanation of interstate war found in classic texts and current empirical studies. (Heldwith PSCI 481).

PSCI 688 Governance of Global Economy (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 002468
(Cross-listed with PACS 630, GGOV 610)
A survey of the theoretical and public policy debates relating to regulation of the global economy, examined through case studies ranging from international banking an intellectual property rights, to labour and environmental standards and the control of illicit economic activity.

PSCI 689 International Political Economy (0.50) LECCourse ID: 011482
Topics in international political economy-such as trade, finance, corporations, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, regionalism (EU, NAFTA/FTAA, and APEC)-with a focus on resistance and accommodation to the forces of "globalization".
Instructor Consent Required

PSCI 692 Graduate Research Seminars (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 002471
1 Knowledge Mobilisation