Paul Hamilton

Graduate Program Director
Associate Professor, Political Science

BA (Brock)
MA (McMaster)
PhD (Alberta)

Office: Plaza 325
905-688-5550 x4646

Area of specialization:

  • Comparative politics
  • The politics of nationalism in Western democracies
  • The politics of animal rights/welfare
  • European politics
  • American politics
  • Nationalism and secession
  • Hamilton, Paul. 2018. “Political Science and the Animal Question” in Critical Animal Studies: Towards Trans-species Social Justice. Atsuko Matsuoka and John Sorenson eds. London: Rowman and Littlefield pp. 143-159.
  • Hamilton, Paul. 2011. “Animal Liberation: A View from Political Science”Brock Review Vol. 12: No. 1:  pp. 129-143.
  • Hamilton, Paul.  2011 . “Muslims in America” Quarterly Report #7 for Stephen Brooks. 2009. Understanding American Politics (University of Toronto).
  • Hamilton, Paul. 2008.”Environmentalism and Nationalism, 1945-85″ in Nations and Nationalisms: A Global Historical Overview Vol. 1 ABC-Clio Herb, Guntram and David H. Kaplan eds., pp. 875-887.
  • Hamilton, Paul. 2008 “Comparing Climate Change Policy in the European Union and North America: Cultural and Institutional Approaches” in Climate Change: Kyoto—Ten Years and Still Counting Velma I. Grover ed. Science Publishers, Inc. Enfield , New Hampshire , Oxford and IBH Ltd. India., pp. 563-580.
  • Hamilton, Paul. 2005. “EU Enlargement and the Consolidation of Democracy in the Czech Republic , Estonia and Slovenia,” in Philosophy to Politics: Essays in Memory of Dimitrios Panopalis Edited by Don Carmichael. University of Alberta, Department of Political Science: Edmonton, pp. 128-147.
  • Hamilton, Paul. 2004. “Converging Nationalisms: Quebec, Scotland, and Wales in Comparative Perspective,” Nationalism and Ethnic Politics Vol. 10, No. 4. pp. 657-686.
  • Hamilton, Paul. 2002. “The Greening of Nationalism: Nationalizing Nature in Europe,” Environmental Politics 11:2, pp. 27-48.
  • Hamilton, Paul.1999. “Scotland’s National Paradox: Explaining the Scottish National Party’s Absent Ethnic Element,” The Canadian Review of Studies in Nationalism Vol. XXVI: No. 1-2: 17-36.
  • POLI 1F90: Introduction to Political Science
  • POLI 5P85: Graduate seminar in Comparative Politics
  • POLI 2F30: Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • POLI 2P97: Government and Politics of the USA
  • POLI 3P37: Politics of Human-Animal Relations
  • POLI 3P44: Government and Politics of the European Union
  • POLI 4/5P38: Nationalism and Ethnic Politics