Department of Politics and International Relations Department of Politics and International Relations

Department of Politics and International Relations

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Upcoming events:

6-8 November 2019

The Consortium for Comparative Research on Regional Integration and Social Cohesion (RISC), in conjunction with the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Johannesburg, present: Doctoral/Postdoctoral School and Research Symposium: Analyzing Regional Social Cohesion: Theoretical and Methodological Training for Advanced Research.
University of Johannesburg, South Africa

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​​​​​​​​​​​Leadership with integrity, Creative thinking, A new generation

Politics is personal! Politics is ubiquitous! Politics is about power relationships and authority. The study of politics is exciting. It focuses on past events and current events, institutions, theories, ideas and identities at the local and the international levels. Political Science is divided into sub-disciplines: Political theory, Comparative politics, African politics and International Relations. A degree with Politics as a major will sharpen your thinking and communication skills and enable you to understand and improve the world you live in.  

Departmental Vision

A leading Politics and International Relations Department, anchored in Africa, producing cutting edge local, national, regional and internationally oriented research; delivering high calibre students who will rethink and reshape the political landscape; creating expertise and engagement on African and world politics, consolidating strategic partnerships that will stimulate intellectual growth and facilitate global reach.

Leadership is not about the next election, it's about the next generation.
Simon Sinek​