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Warren Magnusson, Ph.D.

Professor of Political Science

Dr. Warren Magnusson is a political theorist with a particular interest in the urban and the local as sites of politics and government. He has written extensively on the theory of local government, the character of urban politics, the nature of social movements, and the forms of political space. His two most recent books are A Political Space: Reading the Global through Clayoquot Sound (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003), edited with Karena Shaw of UVic’s School of Environmental Studies, and The Search for Political Space: Globalization, Social Movements, and the Urban Political Experience (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1996).

Magnusson teaches courses on contemporary political theory, political analysis and urban politics. He is a founding member of the Interdisciplinary MA Program in Cultural, Social and POlitical THought (CSPT) and an active graduate supervisor. He encourages his students to explore theoretical issues through the study of particular political phenomena.

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