Western’s political science professors pursue research in all of the traditional subfields of political science, including Canadian politics, comparative politics, international relations, local government, political theory, and public administration. We have some of the top researchers in their respective fields. Areas of collective strength include Global Justice and International Politics (including human rights, global environmental governance, and nuclear disarmament), Multilevel Governance (including local, regional, national, and global spheres; the governance of city-regions; comparative urban politics; and intergovernmental relations), and Democracy and Citizenship (including voting behaviour, political leadership, and threats to democratic government).