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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

Invitation: Right to life in Africa - 23/07/2014
From Department of Political Sciences

The Department of Political Sciences and the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa (ICLA) invite you to a discussion with Prof Christof Heyns on "The Right to Life in Africa" with a view to developing a research agenda on issues related to this topic.

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Opinion: North-South research collaboration - 14/07/2014
From Department of Political Sciences

Global development website SciDev.net recently ran a Q&A with UP Political Sciences Extraordinary Professor Henning Melber about the position of the Global South in research partnerships.

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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.