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NY Times: 2nd Trudeau Minister Resigns as Canada’s Political Crisis Swells

March 5, 2019 — 
Royce Koop provides insight



Op-ed: Diversity in politics can lead to gains

January 11, 2019 — 
Does increased diversity matter for what governments actually do? Do governments tend to act differently when they are staffed by more diverse sets of representatives?


justice statue against blue sky

Why politics shouldn’t influence how much we pay judges

December 13, 2018 — 
Secure and appropriate compensation for judges is a constitutionally recognized component of judicial independence, which itself is a set of interrelated principles meant to ensure that the rule of law applies fairly to everyone, including governments

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Rural road.

Op-ed: Building a political road between urban and rural Canadians

November 30, 2018 — 
If whole swaths of people in a democracy feel ignored and neglected, we should eventually expect a response. That response in the U.S. came in the form of Trump. Could something similar happen in Canada?


HMS Cornwallis ship supporting the evacuation of Suvla in December

Faculty of Arts

UM joins First World War commemoration

October 30, 2018 — 
The World Remembers commemorates the millions of people who lost their lives in the First World War from Canada and fifteen participating nations

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Maria Gheorghe outside the United Nations in New York City.

Alumni Insights: My week at the UN

October 29, 2018 — 
'I was able to take part in this once-in-a-lifetime learning experience because of a scholarship generously provided by the Manitoba Chair of Global Governance Studies'

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Winnipeg City Hall

Op-ed: Competition shows democracy is healthy

October 19, 2018 — 
We should worry about acclamations, Royce Koop says


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Faculty of Arts

New Faculty in Arts

October 5, 2018 — 
The Faculty of Arts welcomes several new members of faculty with appointments beginning July 1, 2018.

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Winnipeg transit map

Op-ed: Does it matter where a city council candidate lives?

October 5, 2018 — 
Political studies professor Royce Koop breaks this question down


"Fathers of Confederation" By Robert Harris

Op-ed: Bernier’s party likely won’t last

September 21, 2018 — 
'Canadian history is littered with wreckage of small parties that started with a bang and ended shortly thereafter with a fizzle.'


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