Political science research
American government and politics
American politics is concerned with the study of political institutions and political behavior in the world.
Political methodology involves the modes of analysis employed in the study of politics.
Public administration examines the development of domestic public bureaucracy and the political, legal and social forces shaping it.
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.
Other areas of specialization
Formal theory emphasizes the use of mathematics in constructing theories of political phenomena.
Gender and politics
This area of research examines how gender influences and shapes elections, policy, and various political institutions.
International law looks at the development and application of international law in securing law, order and justice across borders.
Political economy explores the interactions between the polity and the economy and uses the tools of economics to explain social outcomes.
Political psychology explores the role of psychological processes in political behavior and the impact of political events on psychological processes
Politics of developing countries
This research area studies the specific political problems of developing countries.
Urban politics looks at public policies that address cities.