Julian Castro-Rea, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Arts - Political Science Dept
Professor, Faculty of Arts - Political Science Dept

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Arts - Political Science Dept
Email
jcrea@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-0739
Address
10-21 Tory (H.M.) Building
11211 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H4

Professor, Faculty of Arts - Political Science Dept
Email
julian.castro-rea@ualberta.ca

Email
julian.castro-rea@ualberta.ca

Overview

About

Degrees:

  • BA Honours (Licenciatura), Sociology (Specialization in Political Sociology, Magna Cum Laude), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • M Sc, Political Science, Université de Montréal
  • Ph D, Political Science, Université de Montréal




Research

Broad are of research: North American and Latin American politics; including both these countries' domestic politics and interactions among them. 

Within that broad area, I have recently focused on the following specific topics: 

  • conservatism and the political right (including impacts on public policy),
  • Canadian political system (including Quebec politics, Alberta politics, Canadian history, and Canadian security policy) 
  • federalism, 
  • regionalism (region-making in the Americas, for economic and political purposes), 
  • nationalism. 

Dozens of contributions have been published in either one of the four official languages of the Americas (English, French, Spanish or Portuguese).

Supervisor for MA or PhD students; drawing from thirty-plus year experience with methodology, empirical research and comparative politics.


Teaching

Teaching areas:

  • North American Politics
  • Latin American Politics
  • Policy innovations in Latin America
  • Conservatism and Right-Wing Politics
  • Comparative Politics, Theory and Methodology
  • Canadian Federalism


Courses

POL S 235 - Introduction to Comparative Politics

Examines the concepts and approaches used to compare political issues across countries and regions. Not to be taken by students with credit in POL S 230 or 240. Prerequisite: POL S 101 or consent of Department.

Winter Term 2021
POL S 354 - Topics in Comparative Politics

The focus of this course changes yearly to reflect current issues in comparative politics and faculty research interests. Information about the specific topics can be obtained from the Department. A variable content course, which may be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: One of POL S 235 (or 230 or 240) or Department consent.

Winter Term 2021
POL S 445 - Topics in Globalization and Governance

A variable content course, which may be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: One of POL S 235, 261 (or 230, 240, or 260) or Department consent.

Fall Term 2020
POL S 540 - Topics in Public Policy

Fall Term 2020

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