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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

Public seminar: Rethinking development - 20/08/2014
From Department of Political Sciences

GovInn, the Postgraduate School of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Human Economy Programme at the University of Pretoria invite you to attend the Rethinking Development Public Seminar Series presentation by Charles Eisenstein on 8 September.

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Call for applications: Internship at SAIIA - 19/08/2014
From Department of Political Sciences

Applications are now open for the 2015 Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung International Affairs Internship at the South African Institute for International Affairs.

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PolSci students wins national award - 19/08/2014
From Department of Political Sciences

The Political Sciences Department is proud to announce that our alumna, Shanna Nienaber, has been awarded the 2014 South African Association of Political Studiesí award for best master's dissertation.

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Report-back: Global economic governance workshop - 19/08/2014
From Department of Political Sciences

The Department of Political Sciences, in cooperation with the South African Institute of International Affairs, hosted a two-week winter school on global economic governance on the UP campus from 4 to 15 August.

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Student perspective: A trip to the Azerbaijan, land of fire - 19/08/2014
From Department of Political Sciences

Ms Ella Abatan, a masterís student and assistant lecturer in the Department of Political Sciences, recently visited Azerbaijan as part of a 12-day cultural exchange.

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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.