Reza Hasmath

Professor, Faculty of Arts - Political Science Dept

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Arts - Political Science Dept
Email
hasmath@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-0535
Address
10-10 Tory (H.M.) Building
11211 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H4

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

ethnicity and immigration international development social and public policy state-society relations China


About

Reza Hasmath (Ph.D., Cambridge) is a Full Professor in Political Science at the University of Alberta. He has previously held faculty positions in management, sociology and political science at the Universities of Toronto, Melbourne and Oxford, and has worked for think-tanks, consultancies, development agencies, and NGOs in USA, Canada, UK, Australia and China. He was formally trained in philosophy, public policy, international studies and diplomacy, and social and political sciences, as well as in various East Asian and European languages.

His award-winning research is supported by several multi-year grant schemes, notably from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, and can be summarized in fivefold: 

  1. Examining the life course experiences (e.g. from education to the labour market), and public management, of ethnic minorities in global contexts; 
  2. Analyzing state-society relationships in China, and how the activities of emerging state and non-state actors potentially affect salient theories, practices and assumptions in international development and global affairs; 
  3. Assessing the evolving behaviour of policy actors and citizens, and their subsequent impact on advanced authoritarian regimes;
  4. Evaluating global social and economic sustainability, and the development of environmental, social and corporate governance principles and practices; and,
  5. Probing into the essentialist qualities of the self, community and state through their performative interplay in the public domain.

Courses

POL S 237 - Introduction to Chinese Politics

Introduces the Chinese political system, institutional structure, and political history.

Fall Term 2021
POL S 261 - International Relations

An introduction to contemporary international relations that attempts to develop an understanding of political events at the international level. The course covers the nature of foreign policy, the dynamics of interactions between states, the causes of war, imperialism and the role of non-state actors. Not to be taken by students with credit in POL S 260. Prerequisite: POL S 101 or consent of Department.

Winter Term 2022
POL S 328 - Managing Modern Government

Areas of focus include: organizational forms and managerial approaches for the public sector, fostering partnerships with the private/civil society sectors, and the behaviour of micro-level actors embedded in government. Prerequisite: Any 200-level POL S course or consent of the Department.

Winter Term 2022
POL S 425 - Ethnicity, Immigration and Social Policy

Social policy theories and practices designed to integrate ethnic minorities and immigrant communities, in Canada and globally. Prerequisite: POL S 235 or 261 or consent of Department.

Winter Term 2022
POL S 479 - NGO Governance and Management

Organizational features, actor/stakeholder relationships, and management challenges contemporary NGOs face. Prerequisite: POL S 235 or 261 or consent of Department.

Winter Term 2022
POL S 525 - Ethnicity, Immigration and Social Policy

Social policy theories and practices designed to integrate ethnic minorities and immigrant communities, in Canada and globally.

Winter Term 2022
POL S 579 - NGO Governance and Management

Organizational features, actor/stakeholder relationships, and management challenges contemporary NGOs face.

Winter Term 2022

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