Political Studies Department / Peace and Conflict Studies and Public Policy Studies Programs Profile
BA with a major or minor in Political Studies in a 15 or 20 unit program.
Interdisciplinary BA with a major in Peace and Conflict Studies: “an interdisciplinary program that examines the roots of conflict and the foundation of peace. The program allows for an exploration of the inter-relatedness of such issues as poverty, violence, hunger, discrimination, war and justice, security, peace freedom and the human community. It involves an examinnation of options and initiatives in peace-making and conflict resolution.” (MSVU Calendar)
A minor in Peace and Conflict Studies requires 3 units of study.
BA in Public Policy Studies is a 20 unit program with an option of 1 unit of internship with a government agency or NGO. A minor in Public Policy Studies requires 3 units of study from a political studies or economics concentration.
LC Class Ranges
Current Collecting Intensity using Collection Level Codes
United States – 20th c. – Political History
United States- Late 20th c.- Political History
United States – Early 21st c.
E895 – 904
Canada – History
including: Quebec – History
Industrial Policy. The State and Industrial Organization
Social Insurance. Social Security.
Power. Leadership. Freedom. Pluralism. Non-Violence.
HM 1256 – 1281
Socialism. Communism. Utopias. Anarchism.
Political Science (General)
Political Theory. Theory of the State. Nationalism. Patriotism. Violence. Non-Violence.
Political Institutions. Public Administration. (General)
Political Institutions. Public Administration – United States.
Political Institutions. Public Administration – Canada
Political Institutions. Public Administration – Western Hemisphere ( not U.S., Canada)
Political Institutions. Public Administration – Europe
Local and Municipal Government
including: Local and Municipal Government – Canada
Immigration. Migration – Canada
International Law. Arbitration. Peace Movements. Conflict Resolution.
including: NGOs, IGOs, United Nations.Promotion of Peace.
JZ 1 – 6530
JZ 4835 – 6530
Philosophy and Theory of Law. Comparative Law.
K 201 – 5582
Laws of Canada and the Provinces
including: Nova Scotia
KE 1- KEZ 9999
United States Constitutional Law
Laws of the Nations
KZ 22 – 6785
Education and The State
Higher Education and The State
Atomic Warfare. Atomic Weapons.
U 263 – U 264.5
including: Women, Children, and Minorities in the Armed Forces
UB 1 – 900
Materials on Political Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, and Public Policy Studies are also used by faculty and students in Canadian Studies, History, Sociology, Women’s Studies, Family Studies & Gerontology, Education, Economics, Philosophy, Business, Public Relations, Information Management, Psychology, and Religious Studies.
Materials are selected by Political Studies faculty. Librarians use the Reference allocation to select specialized dictionaries and encyclopedias, bibliographies, indexes, current awareness services. Librarians select government publications from the checklists issued by the depository services. Few are now selected in print given the proliferation of PDF versions on the Internet.
Current English language publications are routinely acquired, although some French language materials pertaining to Federal or Quebec politics may be ordered. Some retrospective ordering , including out of print items, may be required. Although most materials are in print format, microcomputer software packages will also be ordered for the library, and will be fully catalogued for Novanet. Although the library does not retain print backfiles of newspapers beyond a specified time, the library does retain some backfiles of the Chronicle Herald, the Winnipeg Free Press, and the Financial Post (Daily ed.) on microfilm, and the online full-text of major Canadian newspapers on Canadian Newsstand and Nova Scotia newspapers on Virtual News Library .
The library maintains extensive research collections on microform on the history of women’s involvement in the peace movement . Donations of textbooks are accepted if they have been recently published , or replace older editions of works already in the collection. Donations of monographs on Canadian politics are welcome , particularly if the works are out of print or not duplicated elsewhere in Novanet.
Unpublished dissertations, manuscripts, popular works without academic interest, collections of journal article reprints. Newsletters are not retained beyond the current year, unless they are indexed. Other Local
Dalhousie Killam. Dalhousie Law Library. Patrick Power Library – Saint Mary’s University. University of King’s College Library.