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Department of Political Sciences

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Welcome to the website of the Department of Political Sciences, the home of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Pretoria.

The Department, based in the Faculty of Humanities, presents degree packages and modules in International Relations and Political Science at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

 

 

News

Opinion: Time to liberate ourselves from a misleading statistic - 28/07/2014
From Department of Political Sciences

Is GDP really helping us measure the state of our economy? Or is it a misleading indicator that contributes to wrong policy decisions, especially at a time of growing unrest and dissatisfaction with the transformation of the economy? Read UP Political Sciences Professor Lorenzo Fioramonti in Business Day.

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CMA newsflash - 14/07/2014
From Centre for Mediation in Africa

The Centre for Mediation in Africa is very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Tim Murithi as a Senior Associate.

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Re-thinking development: finding peace on Earth - 06/06/2014
From Department of Political Sciences

It was fitting, on World Environment Day, for UP to host Dr Vandana Shiva, who has been acclaimed by Time magazine as an "environmental hero". Dr Shiva, speaking on "Re-thinking development in the 21st century', had a full house at the 5 June event.

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CMA newsflash - 06/06/2014
From Centre for Mediation in Africa

The Centre for Mediation in Africa is happy to announce the publication of a new Mediation Arguments paper, by Cori Wielenga and Nickson Bondo.

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Spotlight on...

A crisis of leadership? Reflecting on 20 years of democracy in SA - 01/06/2014
On 5 March 2014 Political Science Head of Department Professor Maxi Schoeman presented a lecture, as part of the UP Expert Lecture Series, on the gains made by South Africa over the past two decades, and the constraints and challenges facing the country.