They are intended to help you conceptualize and prepare a research proposal, giving the process structure and a timetable for you to develop.
Conflict and cooperation among governmental officials representing national, state, and local governments in the United States; changing roles of governments and new mechanisms for intergovernmental collaboration.
This class will focus on the theoretical and empirical studies of individual and collective framing. Readings will be from journalism, sociology, psychology, and political science and will include both US-based and comparative studies.
Assignments include participation in seminar discussion, short papers on readings, and substantial original research paper.
Application of theories and techniques of policy analysis and planning to current public problems for actual clients.
Focus on design and execution of policy research, and interpretation and presentation of results. The Psychology of Collective Politics. Explores the psychological underpinnings of collective politics from the perspective of both individuals and groups. Political behaviors examined include deliberation, protest, nationalism, and intergroup conflict.
Comparative Political Research and Analysis.
The seminar introduces the beginning graduate student to the central issues and major developments in the field of comparative government and politics. The Politics of Development and Change. The theories, concepts, and mechanisms of political change, with particular attention to processes of development and modernization in the new nations of Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Political Economy of Multilevel Government. The vertical distribution of governmental authority is changing around the world.
Decision making, resources, and power are shifting downward to state and local governments and upward to supra-national bodies like the European Union, other regional or international organizations.
This course examines theories and empirical studies that explore the causes and consequences of these trends. Examines topics in the comparative political economy of Western Europe such as neocorporatism, postindustrialism, the politics of industrial relations, and the European community.
Political behavior of the public in cross-national or non-American settings. Political culture, belief systems, participation, protest, revolution, voting behavior, civic behavior, socialization, and media. A cross-national examination of functions, career patterns, role behavior, and relationships of bureaucratic elites within the context of national political systems.
Research on particular countries is emphasized. Political Transitions and Democratization in Comparative Perspective. Examination of contrasting theoretical approaches to understanding democracy. Comparative study of Africa, Eastern Europe, and Latin America elucidates challenges and opportunities that affect possibilities for democratization and consolidation.
Psychology of Elite Decision Making. Political thinking of politicians and civil servants in domestic and foreign policy. Perception, cognition, learning, attitude change and persuasion, aging, motivation, emotions, and personality.
Power and Morality in Politics.Browse our collection of free political science research papers. This collection of research papers on political science is an attempt to make fairly complex approaches in politics accessible to advanced undergraduate students and beginning graduate students.
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Cambridge Centre for Political Thought Centre for the Study of the International Relations of the Middle East and North Africa (CIRMENA) European Centre @ POLIS. The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States.
The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral. part of the university's mission of conducting research to establish baseline data on issues of political representation, voting patterns, gender analysis, and youth employment, management of change, religious diversity and family protection.
The Political Science Program supports scientific research that advances knowledge and understanding of citizenship, government, and politics. Research proposals are expected to be theoretically motivated, conceptually precise, methodologically rigorous, and empirically oriented.