Politique canadienne

A11(b) - Roundtable: Mainstreaming Critical Theory in Canadian Politics Graduate Education

Date: Jun 13 | Heure: 10:15am to 11:45am | Salle:

Chair/Président/Présidente : Michael Murphy (Queen's University)

Dennis Pilon (York University)
Megan Aiken (University of Alberta)
Bruce Mckenna (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Joy Schnittker (McMaster University)

Abstract: As a practice, the study of Canadian politics draws from multiple research traditions, utilizing a variety of methods and theoretical approaches. But graduate education in the study of Canadian politics at Canadian universities appears to be more narrow, focusing most extensively on a positivist tradition of social science that privileges a narrowly defined form of empiricism rooted in quantitive methods. This roundtable brings together faculty and graduate students to address how to bridge this gap and more effectively mainstream the critical theory and methods that a considerable group of Canadian political scientists are already using so that graduate students have exposure to a fuller range of options in pursuing their studies and research.