Political Science Research

American Government and Politics Comparative Politics Political Methodology Political Theory
Public Administration Public Law Public Policy World Politics / International Relations

Other Areas of Specialization

Formal Theory/Modeling Gender and Politics International Law
Peace Research Political Economy Political Psychology
Politics of Developing Countries Race, Religion, and Ethnicity Urban Politics

 

Political Science Research

American Government and Politics
American Politics is concerned with the study of political institutions and political behavior in the .     

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Comparative Politics
Comparative Politics concerns the cross-national study of political institutions and behavior.

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Political Methodology
Political Methodology involves the modes of analysis employed in the study of politics.  

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Political Theory
Political Theory is the interpretation and historic development of concepts such as freedom, democracy, equality, justice, and power.

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Public Administration
Public Administration examines the development of domestic public bureaucracy and the political, legal and social forces shaping it.

 

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Public Law
Public Law considers the development of legal precedents and their relation to politics and society.

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Public Policy
Public policy looks at how issues are created, defined and reach public agendas, as well as the laws, rules and regulations that are formulated and implemented to address these issues.

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World Politics/International Relations
International Relations emphasizes the causes and consequences of international conflict, the development of international conflict resolution, foreign policy decision-making, and international organizations.

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Other Areas of Specialization

Formal Theory/Modeling
Formal Theory emphasizes the use of mathematics in constructing theories of political phenomenon.

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Gender and Politics
This area of research examines how gender influences and shapes elections, policy, and various political institutions.

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International Law
International Law looks at the development and application of international law in securing law, order and justice across borders.

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Peace Research
Peace Research studies international and intra-national conflict, war, violence and conflict resolution.

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Political Economy
Political Economy explores the interactions between the polity and the economy and uses the tools of economics to explain social outcomes.

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Political Psychology
Political Psychology explores the role of psychological processes in political behavior and the impact of political events on psychological processes

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Politics of Developing Countries
This research area studies the specific political problems of developing countries.

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Race, Religion and Ethnicity
Race, Religion and Ethnicity research examines the interaction between these concepts and the polity.

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Urban Politics
Urban Politics looks at public policies that address cities.

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