Political Science Research Topics

Political Science Research 1The goal of this list of 1500 political science research topics is to provide students and researchers with the fullest outline of the study of politics. Politics has many definitions; Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary offers one of the classic and broadest definitions of politics as the quest for good government. Politics is thus one of the most consequential of collective human activities and, next to religion, possibly the oldest. The search for good government has engaged humans from the time they formed groups and communities; modern political science brings an unprecedented toolbox of conceptual and empirical instruments to this search. Hence, political science is one of the world’s most interdisciplinary disciplines—there is scarcely any area of human life untouched by it. Political science impinges on and is influenced by public administration, electoral processes, economics, religion, legal systems, societal ethos, education, technology, science, and a host of other related activities and disciplines. Politics is about power: who wields it, how it should be used, and the relationship between the ruler and the ruled. Because politics determines the pathways to power, it also serves as the gateway to history: what is politics today is history tomorrow.

1500 Political Science Research Topics

The Discipline of Political Science

1. Political Science, History of
2. Political Science Associations
3. Political Science Journals
4. Politics

African Politics and Society

5. African Political Economy
6. African Political Thought
7. African Politics and Society
8. African Union
9. Afro-Marxism
10. Anglophone Africa
11. Authoritarianism, African
12. Francophone Africa
13. Horn of Africa
14. Lusophone Africa
15. Pan-Africanism
16. Postindependent Africa, Politics and Governance in
17. Prebendalism

American Politics and Society

18. Americanization
19. Articles of Confederation
20. Electoral College
21. Faith-based Initiative
22. Great Society
23. Jacksonian Democracy
24. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender U.S. Legal Questions
25. McCarthyism
26. New Deal
27. North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
28. Pork Barrel
29. State of the Union
30. Town Hall Meeting
31. U.S. Political Thought
32. U.S. Politics and Society: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Political Identity
33. White Primary

Asian Politics and Society

34. Asian Political Thought
35. Asia Pacific Region Politics and Society
36. Chinese Political Thought
37. Gandhism
38. Glasnost
39. Indian Ocean Region
40. Kashmir
41. Mandarins
42. Oriental Despotism
43. Panchayat
44. Perestroika
45. Russian Political Thought
46. Satyagraha
47. Soviet Union, Former
48. Tiananmen Square

Comparative Politics

49. Communism, Fall of, and End of History
50. Constitutional Systems, Comparative
51. Convergence Theory
52. Decolonization
53. Economic Systems, Comparative
54. Electoral Systems, Comparative
55. Federalism, Comparative
56. Institutionalism, Comparative
57. Judicial Systems, Comparative
58. Law, Comparative
59. Legislative Systems, Comparative
60. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Movements, Comparative
61. Mission Civilisatrice
62. Party Systems, Comparative
63. Political Economy, Comparative
64. Politics, Comparative
65. Postcommunism
66. Regional Integration, Comparative
67. Reparations
68. Social Movements, Comparative
69. Transitional Justice
70. Transitional Regimes
71. Transitology
72. Women’s Movement, Comparative

Constitutions and Constitutionalism

73. Commerce Clause
74. Constitutional Amendments
75. Constitutional Democracy
76. Constitutional Law
77. Constitutional Monarchy
78. Constitution Amending Procedures
79. Constitutions, Unwritten
80. Constitutions and Constitutionalism
81. Emergency Powers
82. Federalist Papers
83. Manifesto
84. Necessary and Sufficient Condition
85. Original Intent
86. Pronunciamiento

Culture, Media, and Language

87. Blogs and Bloggers
88. Cartoons, Political
89. Censorship
90. Cultural Relations
91. Humor, Political
92. Information Society
93. Internet and Politics
94. Journalism, Political
95. Language and Language Policy
96. Language and Politics
97. Media, Political Commentary in the
98. Media and Politics
99. Media Bias
100. Media Effect
101. Motion Pictures and Politics
102. Music, Political
103. National Anthems
104. Network Society
105. News, Construction of
106. Novel, Political
107. Poetry and Politics
108. Political Correctness
109. Political Culture
110. Politics, Literature, and Film
111. Press/Fourth Estate
112. Protest Music
113. Satire, Political
114. Talk Radio
115. Television and Politics
116. Theater, Political

Democracy and Democratization

117. Anti-democratic Thought
118. Capitalism and Democracy
119. Civic Education
120. Consociational Democracy
121. Deliberative Democracy
122. Democracy
123. Democracy, Future of
124. Democracy and Democratization
125. Democracy and Development
126. Democratic Peace
127. Democratic Transition
128. Digital Democracy
129. Direct Democracy
130. Emerging Democracies
131. Empire and Democracy
132. Global Democratic Deficit
133. Greek Democracy, Classical
134. Industrial Democracy
135. Liberal Democracy
136. Parliamentary Democracy
137. Participatory Democracy
138. Polyarchy
139. Representative Democracy
140. Self-determination
141. Third Way and Social Democracy
142. Toleration

Ethics and Political Corruption

143. Adverse Selection and Moral Hazard
144. Corruption, Political
145. Corruption and Other Political Pathologies
146. Democracy and Corruption
147. Ethics, Political
148. Patronage
149. Scandals and Blame Management, Political
150. Spoils System

European Politics and Society

151. Balkans
152. Baltic States
153. Basque Separatism
154. British Political Thought
155. Europe, Democracy in
156. Europeanization
157. European Political Thought
158. European Politics and Society
159. European Union (EU)
160. French Political Thought
161. German Political Thought
162. Immobolisme
163. Italian Political Thought
164. New Europe
165. Northern Ireland
166. Old Europe
167. State Formation, European
168. West, Decline of the

Federalism and Local Politics

169. Autogestion
170. Center-periphery Relations (Federalism)
171. Centralization, Deconcentration, and Decentralization
172. Commonwealth
173. Community Power
174. Devolution
175. Distribution of Powers (in a Federation)
176. Divided Government
177. Federalism and Foreign Relations
178. Federal Mandates
179. Inner Cities
180. Intergovernmental Relations
181. Interstate Compacts
182. Interstate Rendition
183. Local Politics
184. Mayor
185. Megacities
186. Municipal Government
187. Power Sharing
188. Regions and Regional Governments
189. States’ Rights
190. Subsidiarity
191. Unitary Government
192. Urban Economic Development
193. Urban Housing
194. Urban Inequality and Poverty
195. Urbanization
196. Urban Land Use and Town Planning
197. Urban Migration

Foreign Policy

198. Alliances
199. Atlantic Charter
200. Bandwagoning
201. Boundary Making and Boundary Disputes
202. Brinkmanship
203. Chauvinism
204. Diplomacy
205. Doctrines
206. Extradition
207. Extraterritoriality
208. Foreign Aid
209. Foreign Policy
210. Foreign Policy Role
211. Great Power
212. Gunboat Diplomacy
213. Humanitarian Intervention
214. International Cooperation
215. Iron Curtain
216. Isolationism
217. Marshall Plan
218. Millennium Development Goals
219. Monetary Union
220. Monroe Doctrine
221. Multilateralism
222. New World Order
223. Nobel Peace Prize
224. Nonalignment
225. Nonstate Actors
226. North-South Relations
227. Pax Americana
228. Power Cycle Theory
229. Power Transition Theory
230. Public Diplomacy
231. Refugees
232. Sanctions and Embargoes
233. Statecraft
234. Strategic Interest
235. Summit Diplomacy
236. Third World Debt

Gender and Politics

237. Feminism
238. Feminism, Postcolonial
239. Feminism, Radical
240. Feminism, Socialist
241. Feminist Legal Theory
242. Feminist Movement
243. Feminist Political Theory
244. Feminization of Poverty
245. Gender and Globalization
246. Gender and Politics
247. Gender Gap
248. Gender Issues
249. Gender Mainstreaming
250. Gender Quotas
251. Glass Ceiling
252. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Political Participation
253. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Politics
254. Misogyny
255. Patriarchy
256. Presidency and Women
257. Queer Theory
258. Sexism
259. U.S. Politics and Society: Women, Political Participation of
260. Womanism
261. Women, Violence Against
262. Women and Security
263. Women in Islamic Nations
264. Women Legislators
265. Women’s Representation
266. Women’s Rights
267. Women’s Studies
268. Women’s Suffrage

Globalization and Politics

269. Anti- and Alter-globalization Movements
270. Clash of Civilizations
271. Globalism
272. Globalization
273. Globalization and Development
274. Guest Workers
275. Human Development Index
276. Interdependence
277. Mass Immigration
278. Modernization
279. Structural Adjustment Program (IMF)

Political Ideologies

280. Agrarianism
281. Anarchism
282. Anticlericalism
283. Baathism
284. Bolshevism
285. Caesarism
286. Chartism
287. Christian Socialism
288. Communism
289. Communitarianism
290. Conservatism
291. Contagion of the Left
292. Democratic Centralism
293. Democratic Socialism
294. Dialectical Materialism
295. Fabianism
296. Fascism
297. Federalism
298. Fidelism (Castroism)
299. Fiscal Conservatism
300. Guild Socialism
301. Hamiltonianism
302. Ideologies, Political
303. Individualism
304. Irredentism
305. Kemalism
306. Keynesianism
307. Leninism
308. Libertarianism
309. Maoism
310. Market Socialism
311. Marxism
312. Menshevism
313. Multiculturalism
314. Mutualism
315. Nationalism
316. National Socialism
317. Negritude
318. Neoconservatism
319. Nepotism
320. New Conservatism
321. New Left
322. Peronism
323. Primitive Communism
324. Progressivism
325. Radicalism
326. Republicanism
327. Revisionism
328. Social Conservatism
329. Social Darwinism
330. Social Democracy
331. Socialism
332. Socialist Transition
333. Stalinism
334. Syndicalism
335. Thatcherism
336. Totalitarianism
337. Zionism

Institutions and Checks and Balances

338. Accountability
339. Advise and Consent
340. Censure
341. Checks and Balances
342. Coalition Theory
343. Executive Privilege
344. Executive, The
345. Governance
346. Impeachment
347. Impoundment
348. Ombudsman
349. Term Limits
350. Transparency

Interest Groups and Lobbies

351. Advocacy Groups
352. Business Pressure in Politics
353. Campaign Finance
354. Davos Conference
355. Farm Lobby
356. Interest Aggregation and Articulation
357. Interest Groups and Lobbies
358. Labor Unions
359. Lobbies, Professional
360. Lobbying
361. Patron-client Networks
362. Political Action Committee (PAC)
363. Pressure Groups
364. Proletariat
365. Public Interest Groups
366. Third Sector

International Relations

367. Balance of Power
368. Collapsed and Failed States
369. Economic Interdependence
370. Federation and Confederation
371. G7/G8 and G20
372. General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)
373. Human Security
374. International Administration
375. International Court of Justice (ICJ)
376. International Criminal Court (ICC)
377. International Criminal Tribunals
378. International Labor Organization (ILO)
379. International Labor Standards
380. International Law
381. International Monetary Fund
382. International Norms
383. International Organization
384. International Relations
385. International Relations Doctrines of Power
386. International Relations Worldviews and Frameworks
387. International System
388. League of Nations
389. Mandate System
390. Multinational Corporation (MNC)
391. Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs)
392. Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
393. Organization of American States (OAS)
394. Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
395. Peace Corps
396. Relative Power
397. South (Third World)
398. State Compliance with International Law
399. Systems Structure
400. Systems Transformation
401. Transnationalism
402. Transnational Movements
403. Transnational Voting
404. Trusteeship System
405. United Nations
406. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
407. World Bank
408. World Trade Organization (WTO)

International Security and Arms Control

409. Arms Control
410. Arms Race
411. Conflict Resolution
412. Containment
413. Cooperative Security
414. Detente
415. Deterrence
416. Domino Theory
417. Insurgency
418. Intelligence Failure
419. Intelligence Services
420. Money Laundering
421. Mutual Assured Destruction
422. Nuclear Club
423. Nuclear Proliferation and Nonproliferation
424. Preemption
425. Reciprocity
426. Regional Security
427. Rogue States
428. Third-Party Intervention
429. Threat Perception
430. Weapons of Mass Destruction

Latin American Politics and Society

431. Aprismo
432. Caciquismo/Coronelismo
433. Caribbean
434. Clientelism
435. Clientelistic Parties in Latin America
436. Dependency Theory
437. Drug Cartels
438. Encuentros
439. Latin America and Globalization
440. Latin American Political Economy
441. Latin American Political Thought
442. Latin American Politics and Society
443. Latino Politics
444. Presidencialismo
445. Sandinismo

Law and Courts

446. Adjudication
447. Administrative Courts
448. Amicus Curiae Briefs
449. Arbitration
450. Capital Punishment
451. Civil Law
452. Common Law
453. Constitutional Courts
454. Due Process
455. Equal Protection
456. Executive Pardon
457. Habeas Corpus
458. Judicial Activism
459. Judicial Behavior
460. Judicial Independence
461. Judicial Philosophy and Decision-Making
462. Judicial Restraint
463. Judicial Review
464. Judicial Selection and Nomination
465. Judicial Supremacy
466. Judiciary
467. Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
468. Law and Society
469. Legal Profession
470. Legal Realism
471. Military Courts
472. Political Law
473. Political Prisoners
474. Precedent
475. Rule of Law
476. Sources of Law
477. Supreme Court
478. Trial Courts
479. Universal Jurisdiction

Legislative Studies

480. Appropriation
481. Caucus
482. Cloture
483. Congress, Contempt of
484. Delegated Legislation
485. Deliberation
486. Dissolution
487. European Parliament
488. Filibuster
489. Gatekeeping
490. General Assembly, United Nations (UN)
491. Incumbency
492. Legislative Drafting
493. Legislative Hearings
494. Legislative Systems
495. Legislature-court Relations
496. Lower Chamber
497. Ombudsman, Parliamentary
498. Parliamentary Discipline
499. Parliamentary Government
500. Parliamentary Immunity
501. Parliamentary Privilege
502. Parliamentary Rhetoric
503. Petition
504. Position Taking
505. Question Time
506. Recall
507. Redistricting
508. Rules of Order
509. Select Committee
510. Standing Committee
511. Unicameralism and Bicameralism
512. Upper Chamber
513. Ways and Means
514. Westminster Model
515. Whip

Middle Eastern Politics and Society

516. Arab-Israeli Relations
517. Arab League
518. Arab Political Economy
519. Arab Political Thought
520. Arab Socialism
521. Gulf States
522. Maghreb
523. Mashriq
524. Middle East Democratization
525. Middle Eastern Politics and Society
526. Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC)
527. Palestine
528. Pan-Arabism and Pan-Islamism
529. Sharia
530. Ummah

Nation and State

531. Administrative State
532. Autocracy
533. City-republic
534. Consent of the Governed
535. Divine Right of Kings
536. Dual Citizenship and Dual Nationality
537. Economic Theories of the State
538. Interregnum
539. Meritocracy
540. Minimal State
541. Monarchy
542. Nation
543. Nationality
544. Nationalization
545. Nation-Building
546. Nation-State
547. Oligarchy
548. Police State
549. Raison d’Etat
550. Regime
551. Republic
552. Sovereignty
553. State, Fiscal Crisis of the
554. State, Functions of the
555. State, Rights of the
556. State, The
557. State, Theories of the
558. State, Varieties of the
559. State Capacity
560. State Failure
561. State Formation
562. Stateless Nation
563. States, Size of
564. Welfare State

Political Behavior

565. Advocacy Coalition Networks
566. Boycott
567. Citizen Knowledge
568. Coalition Formation
569. Collective Action, Theory of
570. Cue Taking
571. Leadership
572. Negotiations and Bargaining
573. Political Agents
574. Political Attitudes and Behavior
575. Political Network Analysis
576. Political Participation
577. Principal-agent Theory
578. Prisoner’s Dilemma
579. Prospect Theory
580. Student Politics

Political Change

581. Assassinations, Political
582. Autogolpe
583. Civil Disobedience
584. Civil Wars
585. Collective Action and Mobilization
586. Coup d’Etat
587. Critical Juncture
588. Critical Realignment Theory
589. Labor Strikes
590. Nonviolence
591. Political Change
592. Postcommunist Transformation
593. Protests and Demonstrations
594. Regime Change
595. Revolutions, Comparative
596. Secession

Political Communication

597. Advertising, Political
598. Campaign Advertising
599. Communication, Two-step Flow of
600. Crisis Rhetoric
601. Debates, Political
602. Framing and Public Opinion
603. Jeremiad
604. Political Communication
605. Political Discourse
606. Propaganda
607. Rhetoric
608. Spin

Political Concepts

609. Alienation, Political
610. Allegiance
611. Anarchy
612. Authority
613. Autonomy
614. Charisma
615. Civic Humanism
616. Civil Society
617. Community
618. Consensus
619. Cosmopolitanism
620. Covenant
621. Deontology
622. Distributive Justice
623. Equality and Inequality
624. Essentialism
625. Fairness
626. False Consciousness
627. Freedom
628. General Will
629. Geopolitics
630. Group Cohesion
631. Groupthink
632. Judgment, Political
633. Justice and Injustice
634. Legitimacy
635. Natural Law
636. Political Obligation
637. Power
638. Prerogative
639. Priming
640. Progress
641. Public Good
642. Public-private Dichotomy
643. Relativism
644. Republicanism, Classical
645. Responsibility
646. Social Contract
647. State of Nature
648. Teratopolitics
649. Tradition
650. Tragedy of the Commons
651. Trust and Credibility
652. Tyranny, Classical
653. Universalism
654. Withering Away of the State

Political Economy

655. Autarky
656. Business Cycles, Political
657. Business Preference Formation
658. Centrally Planned Economy
659. Class and Politics
660. Class Consciousness, Envy, and Conflict
661. Common Goods
662. Consumer Society
663. Corporation
664. Democracies, Advanced Industrial
665. Dependence
666. Development, Economic
667. Development, Political Economy of
668. Development Administration
669. Dirigisme
670. Economic Development, State-led
671. Foreign Direct Investment
672. Free Trade
673. Heckscher-Ohlin Theorem
674. International Political Economy
675. Laissez-faire
676. Macroeconomics
677. Mercantilism
678. Microeconomics
679. New Institutionalism
680. Newly Industrializing Countries (NIC)
681. Nontariff Barriers to Trade
682. Numeraire and Dollarization
683. Political Economy
684. Postindustrial Society
685. Protectionism and Tariffs
686. Rent-seeking
687. State Capitalism
688. Stolper-Samuelson Theorem
689. Trade Blocs
690. Trade Diplomacy

Political Economy

691. Autarky
692. Business Cycles, Political
693. Business Preference Formation
694. Centrally Planned Economy
695. Class and Politics
696. Class Consciousness, Envy, and Conflict
697. Common Goods
698. Consumer Society
699. Corporation
700. Democracies, Advanced Industrial
701. Dependence
702. Development, Economic
703. Development, Political Economy of
704. Development Administration
705. Dirigisme
706. Economic Development, State-led
707. Foreign Direct Investment
708. Free Trade
709. Heckscher-Ohlin Theorem
710. International Political Economy
711. Laissez-faire
712. Macroeconomics
713. Mercantilism
714. Microeconomics
715. New Institutionalism
716. Newly Industrializing Countries (NIC)
717. Nontariff Barriers to Trade
718. Numeraire and Dollarization
719. Political Economy
720. Postindustrial Society
721. Protectionism and Tariffs
722. Rent-seeking
723. State Capitalism
724. Stolper-Samuelson Theorem
725. Trade Blocs
726. Trade Diplomacy

Political Organizations and Parties

727. Bloc
728. Campaigns
729. Candidate Recruitment
730. Candidate Selection
731. Christian Democratic Parties
732. Confessional Parties
733. Conservative Parties
734. Dealignment
735. Democratic Theory, Parties in
736. Emerging Democracies, Political Parties in
737. Ethnic Parties
738. Faction
739. Fascist Parties
740. Feminist Parties
741. Freezing of Party Alternatives
742. Fringe Parties
743. Green Parties
744. Left
745. Liberal Parties
746. Machine Politics
747. Marxist Parties
748. Nationalist Parties
749. New Right
750. One-party Systems
751. Opposition Politics
752. Organization Theory
753. Party and Social Structure
754. Party Discipline
755. Party Finance
756. Party Identification
757. Party Law
758. Party Membership
759. Party Organization
760. Political Parties
761. Programmatic Party
762. Realignment, Partisan
763. Religious Right
764. Right
765. Secular Realignment
766. Selectorate

Political Psychology

767. Cognitive Theory and Politics
768. Elite Decision Making
769. Elites, Political
770. Emotions in Politics
771. Group Relations
772. Human Nature and Politics
773. Judgment and Decision Making
774. Mass Political Behavior
775. Neuroscience and Politics
776. Political Psychology
777. Proportionality
778. Public Opinion
779. Social and Political Cognition
780. Socialization, Political

Political Theory

781. Cambridge School
782. Communalism
783. Consequentialism
784. Constructivism
785. Contractarianism
786. Counter-Enlightenment Political Thought
787. Critical Theory
788. Decisionism
789. Decision Theory, Foundations of
790. Democratic Theory
791. Empiricism
792. Enlightenment Political Thought
793. Formal Political Theory
794. Frankfurt School
795. Functionalism
796. Game Theory
797. Greek Political Thought, Ancient
798. Group Theory
799. Historical Interpretation
800. Historicism
801. Idealism
802. International Relations Theory
803. Liberal Theory
804. Liberalism, Classical
805. Normative Theory
806. Obligation, Theories of
807. Political Anthropology
808. Political Geography
809. Political Philosophy
810. Political Sociology
811. Political Theory
812. Political Thought, Foundations of
813. Positive Theory
814. Postcolonial Theory
815. Postmodernism
816. Pragmatism
817. Rational Choice Theory
818. Realism and Neorealism
819. Roman Political Thought
820. Scottish Enlightenment
821. Social Choice Theory
822. Sophists
823. Straussianism
824. Structuralism
825. Systems Analysis
826. Thomist, Scholastic, and Medieval Political Thought
827. Utilitarianism
828. Utopias and Politics
829. Virtue Theory

Politics and Society

830. Abortion and Politics
831. Affirmative Action
832. Assimilation
833. Civic Engagement
834. Commune
835. Contentious Politics
836. Culture Wars
837. Elite Theory
838. Euthanasia
839. Family Values
840. Individual and Society
841. Intersectionality
842. Lustration
843. Oligarchy, Iron Law of
844. Positive Discrimination
845. Reverse Discrimination
846. Social Capital
847. Social Engineering
848. Social Movements
849. Social Order
850. Subaltern Politics

Politics of Oppression

851. Absolutism
852. Anti-Semitism
853. Apartheid
854. Armenian Genocide
855. Banana Republic
856. Caste System
857. Collectivization
858. Colonialism
859. Cult of Personality
860. Dhimmi
861. Dictatorship of the Proletariat
862. Discrimination
863. Disinformation
864. Endangered Cultures
865. Ethnic Cleansing
866. Feudalism
867. Genocide
868. Gleichshaltung
869. Hate Speech
870. Hegemony
871. Holocaust
872. Homophobia
873. Imperialism
874. Internal Colonialism
875. Jacobinism
876. Organized Crime and Mafia
877. Paternalism
878. Predatory Government
879. Sedition
880. Sex Workers and Trafficking
881. Slavery
882. State Repression
883. Torture
884. White Supremacy
885. Xenophobia

Public Administration

886. Administrative Law
887. Attorney General
888. Budgeting
889. Bureaucracy
890. Bureaucratic Authoritarianism
891. Cabinets and Cabinet Formation
892. Central Bank
893. Chancellor
894. Civil Service
895. Cohabitation
896. Conseil d’Etat
897. Deregulation
898. Dual Executive
899. Executive Immunity
900. Executive Order
901. Good Governance
902. Governor
903. Inspector General
904. Knowledge Management
905. National Archives
906. Open Government
907. Performance Management
908. Police Powers
909. Prime Minister (Head of Government)
910. Privatization
911. Public Domain
912. Public Enterprises
913. Public Utilities
914. Quangos
915. Regulation and Rulemaking
916. Rulemaking
917. Self-government
918. Semi-presidential System
919. Shadow Cabinet

Public Policy

920. Agenda Control
921. Agenda Setting
922. AIDS, Politics of
923. Antitrust Policy
924. Climate Change Conferences, United Nations
925. Crime Policy
926. Cultural Policy
927. Disaster Relief
928. Drug Policy
929. Economic Policy Formulation
930. Education Policy
931. Education Policy, Higher
932. Environmental Policy
933. Fiscal Policy
934. Food Policy
935. Garbage Can Model of the Policy Process
936. Governability
937. Health Care Policy
938. Homelessness
939. Immigration Policy
940. Incrementalism
941. Labor Policy
942. Mining Policy
943. Monetary Policy
944. National Security Policy
945. Oversight
946. Policy Analysis
947. Policy-centered Entrepreneurship
948. Policy Evaluation
949. Policy Innovation
950. Policy Meta-analysis
951. Policy Networks and Communications
952. Policy Theory
953. Political Party Platform
954. Poverty
955. Price and Wage Controls
956. Program Evaluation and Auditing
957. Public Policy
958. Public Policy Development
959. Punctuated Equilibrium
960. Quality of Life
961. Science Policy
962. Sentencing Policy
963. Social Policy
964. Social Security
965. Social Welfare
966. Stages Model of Policy Process
967. Taxation
968. Telecommunications Policy
969. Think Tanks

Qualitative/Quantitative Methods

970. Analytic Narrative
971. Bayesian Analysis
972. Behavioral Game Theory
973. Case Studies
974. Causal Inference
975. Causation and Correlation
976. Computational Modeling
977. Concept Analysis
978. Content Analysis
979. Correlation
980. Cost-benefit Analysis
981. Counterfactual
982. Discourse Analysis
983. Duration Model
984. Ecological Fallacy
985. Elite Interview
986. Equilibrium and Chaos
987. Error Correction Model
988. Event History and Duration Modeling
989. Experimental Design
990. Field Experiment
991. Forecasting, Political
992. Heuristics
993. Hierarchical Modeling
994. Historical Method, Comparative
995. Inference
996. Interview Techniques
997. Linear Model
998. Logistic Regression
999. Measurement Theory
1000. Minimal Effects Model
1001. Mixed Method
1002. Multilevel Analysis
1003. Multiple Streams Theory
1004. Panel Studies
1005. Parametric Statistical Model
1006. Partial Least Squares
1007. Participant Observation
1008. Path Dependencies
1009. Political Risk Assessment
1010. Power Indices
1011. Process Tracing
1012. Q-methodology
1013. Qualitative Analysis
1014. Qualitative Methodologies
1015. Quantitative Analysis
1016. Quasi-experiment
1017. Questionnaire
1018. Regression with Categorical Data
1019. Reliability
1020. Reliability and Validity Assessment
1021. Resampling Methods
1022. Research Design
1023. Roll-call Analysis
1024. Simulation
1025. Simultaneous Equation Modeling
1026. Small-n and Case Study
1027. Spatial Analysis
1028. Statistical Analysis
1029. Structural Equations Model (SEM)
1030. Survey Research
1031. Survey Techniques and Design
1032. Time-series Analysis
1033. Validity

Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

1034. Asian American Identity and Groups
1035. Critical Race Theory
1036. Deracialization
1037. Diasporas
1038. Ethnocentrism
1039. Identity, Politics of
1040. Immigration, Effects on Intergroup Relations
1041. Immigration, Politics of
1042. Jim Crow
1043. Latino Partisanship and Ideological Orientations
1044. Mexican Immigration
1045. Migration
1046. NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund
1047. Panethnicity
1048. Race and Gender
1049. Race and Racism
1050. Racial Discrimination
1051. Segregation and Desegregation
1052. U.S. Politics and Society: African American Political Participation
1053. U.S. Politics and Society: African American Social Movements
1054. U.S. Politics and Society: Latino Political Participation
1055. U.S. Politics and Society: Minority Interest Groups

Religion and Politics

1056. Buddhist Political Thought
1057. Church and State
1058. Civil Religion
1059. Clericalism
1060. Concordat
1061. Confucian Political Thought
1062. Evangelicalism
1063. Fundamentalism
1064. Hindu Political Thought
1065. Investiture
1066. Islamic Political Thought
1067. Jewish Political Thought
1068. Laicite
1069. Liberation Theology
1070. Orthodoxy in Political Thought
1071. Papacy
1072. Pentecostalism
1073. Political Theology
1074. Protestant Political Thought
1075. Puritanism
1076. Reformation Political Thought
1077. Religion and Politics
1078. Religious Minorities
1079. Religious Parties
1080. Religious Persecution
1081. Roman Catholic Social Thought
1082. Secularism
1083. State Church
1084. Theocracy

Representation and Electoral Systems

1085. Absentee Voting
1086. Additional Member System
1087. Alternate Delegate
1088. Apparentement
1089. Approval Voting
1090. At-Large Election
1091. Australian Ballot
1092. Ballot Design
1093. Binomial Electoral System
1094. Block Vote
1095. By(e)-election
1096. Compulsory Voting
1097. Constituency
1098. Constituency Relations
1099. Consultants, Political
1100. Convenience Voting
1101. Cube Law
1102. Cumulative Voting
1103. Delegation, Theories of
1104. Descriptive Representation
1105. D’Hondt Method
1106. Disenfranchisement
1107. Districting
1108. District Magnitude
1109. Droop Quota
1110. Duverger’s Law
1111. Election Commission
1112. Election Monitoring
1113. Electoral Administration
1114. Electoral Cycles
1115. Electoral Formulas
1116. Electoral Geography
1117. Electoral Quotas
1118. Electoral Reform
1119. Electoral Rules
1120. Electoral Systems
1121. Electronic Voting
1122. Empowerment
1123. Estates
1124. Exit Poll
1125. First Past the Post
1126. Floating Voter
1127. Fractionalization Index
1128. Functional Representation
1129. Gerrymandering
1130. Impossibility Theorem
1131. Indirect Elections
1132. Initiative and Referendum
1133. Limited Vote
1134. Majority-minority District
1135. Mandate Theory
1136. Marginal District
1137. Minority Representation
1138. Mobilization, Political
1139. Negative Campaigning
1140. Pillarization
1141. Plebiscite
1142. Pluralism
1143. Polling, History of
1144. Preferential Voting
1145. Primaries
1146. Proportional Representation
1147. Psephology
1148. Qualified Majority Voting
1149. Quotas
1150. Representation and Representative
1151. Representative Systems
1152. Reserved Seat
1153. Roll Off
1154. Rotten Boroughs
1155. Run-off
1156. Sacrificial Lamb Candidacy
1157. Split Ticket Voting
1158. Strategic Voting
1159. Tactical Voting
1160. Ticket Splitting
1161. Turnout
1162. Vote, Transferable and Nontransferable
1163. Voter Registration Drive
1164. Voting Behavior
1165. Voting Cycles and Arrow’s Paradox
1166. Voting Machines and Technology
1167. Voting Procedures
1168. Weighted Vote Systems
1169. Winner-Take-All

Rights and Freedoms

1170. Academic Freedom
1171. Animal Rights
1172. Asylum Rights
1173. Bill of Rights
1174. Children’s Rights
1175. Citizenship
1176. Civil and Political Rights
1177. Civil Rights Movement
1178. Copyright
1179. Cultural Rights
1180. Disability Rights
1181. Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights
1182. Entitlements
1183. Freedom of Assembly
1184. Freedom of Association
1185. Freedom of Conscience
1186. Freedom of Information
1187. Freedom of Movement
1188. Freedom of Religion
1189. Freedom of Speech
1190. Freedom of the Press
1191. Freedom to Bear Arms
1192. Human Rights
1193. Intellectual Property Rights
1194. International Bill of Rights
1195. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights
1196. Magna Carta
1197. Naturalization
1198. Natural Rights
1199. Privacy
1200. Privacy Rights
1201. Property Rights
1202. Reproductive Rights
1203. Right to Die
1204. Right to Life
1205. Tyranny of the Majority and Minority Rights
1206. Universal Declaration of Human Rights
1207. Voting Rights and Suffrage
1208. Welfare Rights
1209. Workers’ Rights

Science, Technology, and Politics

1210. Bioethics and Politics
1211. Biology and Political Science
1212. Cryptography
1213. Cybersecurity
1214. Ecological Analysis
1215. E-governance, E-voting, E-democracy, E-politics
1216. Environmental Political Theory
1217. Information Technology and Politics
1218. Kyoto Protocol
1219. Political Ecology
1220. Science, Technology, and Politics
1221. Sociobiology and Politics

War, Peace, and Terrorism

1222. Appeasement
1223. Asymmetric Wars
1224. Casus Belli
1225. Civil-military Relations
1226. Cold War
1227. Colonial Wars
1228. Cyberterrorism
1229. Eco-terrorism
1230. Geneva Conventions
1231. Homeland Security
1232. Insurrection and Insurgency
1233. Jihad
1234. Just War Theory
1235. Legitimate Violence
1236. Martial Law
1237. Military-industrial Complex
1238. Military Rule
1239. Militias
1240. Neutrality
1241. Noncombatant Prisoners
1242. North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
1243. Occupation and Annexation
1244. Pacifism and Conscientious Objection
1245. Peace
1246. Post-9/11 Politics
1247. Prisoners of War (POWs)
1248. Strategy, Military
1249. Surveillance
1250. Terrorism, Financing of
1251. Terrorism, Political
1252. Terrorism, State-sponsored
1253. War, Distraction Theory of
1254. War Crimes
1255. Warlordism
1256. War Powers
1257. Wars of Independence
1258. War Termination

Biographies

1259. Addams, Jane
1260. Adorno, Theodor W.
1261. Aflaq, Michel
1262. Alighieri, Dante
1263. Alker, Hayward R.
1264. Almond, Gabriel
1265. Althusius, Johannes
1266. Althusser, Louis
1267. Anthony, Susan Brownell
1268. Arendt, Hannah
1269. Aristotle
1270. Arnold, Thurman Wesley
1271. Aron, Raymond
1272. Astell, Mary
1273. Augustine of Hippo
1274. Bachrach, Peter
1275. Bagehot, Walter
1276. Bahro, Rudolf
1277. Bakunin, Mikhail
1278. Banfield, Edward C.
1279. Banks, Jeffrey S.
1280. Barker, Ernest
1281. Barres, Maurice
1282. Bassett, Reginald
1283. Baudrillard, Jean
1284. Bauer, Otto
1285. Beard, Charles A.
1286. Beauvoir, Simone de
1287. Beccaria, Cesare
1288. Beer, Samuel Hutchison
1289. Bellarmine, Robert
1290. Bentham, Jeremy
1291. Bentley, Arthur Fisher
1292. Berelson, Bernard R.
1293. Berle, Adolf Augustus
1294. Berlin, Isaiah
1295. Bernstein, Eduard
1296. Blackstone, William
1297. Blanqui, Louis-Auguste
1298. Bloch, Ernst
1299. Bobbio, Norberto
1300. Bodin, Jean
1301. Boff, Leonardo
1302. Bonald, Louis Gabriel-Ambroise, vicomte de
1303. Bookchin, Murray
1304. Bourdieu, Pierre
1305. Bryce, James
1306. Bukharin, Nikolai Ivanovich
1307. Bull, Hedley
1308. Bunche, Ralph Johnson
1309. Burke, Edmund
1310. Burnham, James
1311. Calhoun, John
1312. Calvin, John
1313. Campbell, Albert Angus
1314. Camus, Albert
1315. Carr, E. H.
1316. Carter, Gwendolen M.
1317. Castoriadis, Cornelius
1318. Catlin, George Edward Gordon
1319. Chamberlain, Houston Stewart
1320. Cicero, Marcus Tullius
1321. Cole, George Douglas Howard
1322. Comte, Auguste
1323. Condorcet, Marquis de
1324. Constant de Rebeque, Henri-Benjamin
1325. Corwin, Edward Samuel
1326. Croce, Benedetto
1327. Crosland, Charles Anthony Raven
1328. Crossman, Richard
1329. Derrida, Jacques
1330. Deutsch, Karl W.
1331. Dewey, John
1332. Dexter, Lewis Anthony
1333. Dicey, Albert Venn
1334. Diderot, Denis
1335. Du Bois, William Edward Burghardt
1336. Durkheim, Emile
1337. Eckstein, Harry
1338. Edelman, Murray J.
1339. Einaudi, Mario Luigi
1340. Elazar, Daniel J.
1341. Engels, Friedrich
1342. Fainsod, Merle
1343. Fanon, Frantz
1344. Al-Farabi
1345. Filmer, Sir Robert
1346. Follett, Mary Parker
1347. Ford, Henry Jones
1348. Foucault, Michel Paul
1349. Frank, Andre Gunder
1350. Freire, Paulo
1351. Freund, Ernst
1352. Friedan, Betty
1353. Fromm, Erich
1354. Furnivall, John Sydenham
1355. Garvey, Marcus M.
1356. Gellner, Ernest
1357. Gentile, Giovanni
1358. George, Alexander L.
1359. George, Henry
1360. Gilman, Charlotte Anna Perkins
1361. Godwin, William
1362. Goldman, Emma
1363. Goodnow, Frank Johnson
1364. Gosnell, Harold Foote
1365. Gramsci, Antonio
1366. Grotius, Hugo
1367. Gulick, Luther Halsey, III
1368. Hamilton, Alexander
1369. Harrington, James
1370. Hartz, Louis
1371. Hayek, Freidrich August von
1372. Heckscher, Gunnar
1373. Hegedus, Andras
1374. Hegel, Georg W. F.
1375. Heidegger, Martin
1376. Herzen, Alexander I.
1377. Hilferding, Rudolf
1378. Hobbes, Thomas
1379. Hobhouse, Leonard Trelawney
1380. Hobson, John Atkinson
1381. Holcombe, Arthur N.
1382. Hook, Sidney
1383. Hooker, Richard
1384. Horkheimer, Max
1385. Horvat, Branko
1386. Hume, David
1387. Huntington, Samuel P.
1388. Hyneman, Charles S.
1389. Ibn Taymiyya
1390. Illich, Ivan
1391. Jabotinsky, Vladimir
1392. Jacobson, Harold K.
1393. James, Cyril Lionel Robert
1394. James, William
1395. Jennings, Ivor
1396. Kant, Immanuel
1397. Kautilya
1398. Kautsky, Karl Johann
1399. Kelsen, Hans
1400. Key, V. O., Jr.
1401. Keynes, John Maynard
1402. Kirchheimer, Otto
1403. Kita Ikki
1404. Kohr, Leopold
1405. Kollontay, Aleksandra Mikhaylovna
1406. Kropotkin, Peter
1407. Kuhn, Thomas
1408. Laski, Harold Joseph
1409. Lasswell, Harold Dwight
1410. Lazarsfeld, Paul F.
1411. Le Bon, Gustave
1412. Lenin, Vladimir Ilich
1413. Lerner, Max
1414. Liang Qichao
1415. Li Dazhao
1416. Lieber, Francis
1417. Lincoln, Abraham
1418. Lipset, Seymour Martin
1419. Lipsius, Justus
1420. Locke, John
1421. Lowell, A. Lawrence
1422. Lukacs, Gyorgy
1423. Luther, Martin
1424. Luxemburg, Rosa
1425. Lu Xun
1426. Lyotard, Jean-Francois
1427. Machiavelli, Niccolo
1428. Macpherson, Crawford Brough
1429. Madison, James
1430. Maistre, Joseph Marie de
1431. Malatesta, Errico
1432. Mannheim, Karl
1433. Marcuse, Herbert
1434. Mariategui, Jose Carlos
1435. Maritain, Jacques
1436. Marsilius of Padua
1437. Marx, Karl
1438. McKelvey, Richard
1439. Merleau-Ponty, Maurice
1440. Merriam, Charles E.
1441. Michels, Robert
1442. Miliband, Ralph
1443. Mill, James
1444. Mill, John Stuart
1445. Miller, Warren
1446. Mills, C. Wright
1447. Milton, John
1448. Montaigne, Michel de
1449. Montesquieu, Charles-Louis
1450. Moore, Barrington, Jr.
1451. More, Sir Thomas
1452. Morgenthau, Hans Joachim
1453. Morris, William
1454. Mosca, Gaetano
1455. Neumann, Franz
1456. Neustadt, Richard E.
1457. Niebuhr, Reinhold
1458. Nietzsche, Friedrich
1459. Nove, Alec
1460. Nozick, Robert
1461. Oakeshott, Michael Joseph
1462. Ogg, Frederick Austin
1463. Okin, Susan Moller
1464. Olson, Mancur
1465. Ortega y Gasset, Jose
1466. Orwell, George
1467. Otsuka Hisao
1468. Owen, Robert
1469. Paine, Thomas
1470. Pareto, Vilfredo
1471. Parsons, Talcott
1472. Peuchet, Jacques
1473. Plato
1474. Plekhanov, Grigorgii Valentinovich
1475. Polanyi, Karl
1476. Polsby, Nelson
1477. Polybius
1478. Pool, Ithiel de Sola
1479. Popper, Karl Raimund
1480. Poulantzas, Nicos
1481. Prebisch, Raul
1482. Priestley, Joseph
1483. Proudhon, Pierre-Joseph
1484. Ptolemy of Lucca
1485. Pufendorf, Samuel
1486. Pye, Lucien
1487. Rand, Ayn
1488. Rawls, John
1489. Reich, Wilhelm
1490. Renner, Karl
1491. Ricardo, David
1492. Riker, William
1493. Rokkan, Stein
1494. Rorty, Richard
1495. Rothbard, Murray N.
1496. Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
1497. Roy, Manabendra Nath
1498. Russell, Bertrand
1499. Sabine, George Holland
1500. Said, Edward
1501. Saint-Simon, Claude-Henri
1502. Sartre, Jean-Paul
1503. Schattschneider, Elmer E.
1504. Schmitt, Carl
1505. Schumacher, Ernst Friedrich
1506. Schumpeter, Joseph Alois
1507. Shklar, Judith N.
1508. Sidgwick, Henry
1509. Sidney, Algernon
1510. Sieyes, Emmanuel-Joseph
1511. Simon, Herbert Alexander
1512. Singer, J. David
1513. Skinner, Burrhus Frederic
1514. Smith, Adam
1515. Socrates
1516. Sorel, Georges
1517. Spengler, Oswald
1518. Spinoza, Baruch
1519. Stokes, Donald
1520. Strauss, Leo
1521. Sumner, William Graham
1522. Swift, Jonathan
1523. Tawney, Richard Henry
1524. Thomas Aquinas
1525. Thoreau, Henry David
1526. Thucydides
1527. Tocqueville, Alexis de
1528. Tolstoy, Leo
1529. Trotsky, Leon
1530. Unamuno, Miguel de
1531. Uno Kozo
1532. Veblen, Thorstein
1533. Voegelin, Eric
1534. Voltaire, Francois-Marie
1535. Washington, Booker T.
1536. Webb, Sidney and Beatrice Potter
1537. Weber, Max
1538. Weil, Simone
1539. Wheare, Kenneth C.
1540. White, Leonard D.
1541. Wildavsky, Aaron
1542. William of Ockham
1543. Williams, Raymond
1544. Wittgenstein, Ludwig
1545. Wittig, Monique
1546. Wollstonecraft, Mary
1547. Wright, Quincy
1548. Xenophon
1549. Yoshino Sakuzo
1550. Young, Iris Marion
1551. Zetkin, Clara