Political Science Thesis Topics

by Loraine Walters
Created: 22.03.2019
Updated: 11.04.2020
Political Science Thesis Topics

List of 191 Political Science Thesis Topics

  1. An Analysis of Political and Advocacy Campaigning through Social Media
  2. A Case for Bureaucratic Control of Policy Implementation
  3. A Just Immigration Policy
  4. A Long Way Back to the Top: A Realist Approach to Russian Foreign Policy
  5. A Machiavellian Peace
  6. A Money Driven Dichotomous Union: The Relationship between Political Polarization and Economic Health
  7. A New Meaning to ‘Be Fruitful and Multiply’: How the United States is Replacing Adam & Eve with Adam & Steve
  8. A Tale of Two Countries: War and Peace in the Middle East
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  10. Abraham Lincoln’s Lyceum Address: An Argument for the Utilization of the People’s Passions to Perpetuate the American Democracy
  11. Addressing War Rape as a Crime Against Humanity: Feminist Perspectives and the Role of International Relations
  12. After Appomattox: The Supreme Court and its Effect on Segregation
  13. All Film Is Political: A Discussion of Political Nature and Its Relation to American Commercial Films
  14. An Advocacy Study for the Use of Surveillance by the Police
  15. Analysis of No Child Left Behind with a Proposal for the Ideal Education Legislation
  16. Analyzing the Adequacy of the Geneva Convention Concerning the Refugee Crisis
  17. Approval Rating and Reelection Rates: The American Political Contradiction
  18. Are China’s Educational Inequalities Increasing? The Effects of Government Policy on China’s Education System
  19. Balance of Power
  20. Bush Doctrine and the Origins of the Iraq War
  21. Buzzkill: Sustainable Development and its Application to Colony Collapse Disorder
  22. Calling for Reform: How United States Correctional Policies Fail to Reduce Crime Effectively, Protect Potential Victims, and Set Offenders on Productive Paths
  23. Caught in the Crossfire: The Role of U.S. Counter-Terrorism in Mitigating the Harm to Women and Children in the Middle East
  24. China and the United States: Power Transition Theory and the Role of the Superpower in the 21st Century
  25. Civil Society
  26. Civil Wars
  27. Competency to Stand Trial: Does the Process Protect Individuals with an Intellectual Disability?
  28. Concealed-Carry On College Campuses: The Legal Right of Students and Faculty to Bear Arms
  29. Confidential Sources, the Media, and Democratic Government
  30. Congress, Professional Sports, and Steroids: Injecting the Government Into Private Organizations
  31. Congressional Earmarks and Distributive Policy
  32. Contemporary Federalism and the Laboratories of Democracy: How The States Have Become the Policy Innovators
  33. Corrections in the United States: A Mental Health Case
  34. Crime Shows Influence Upon Public Opinion: Misinterpretation of Law Conceptualization vs. Law in Practice
  35. Cultural Preservation or Isolationism?: Negative effects of France’s Immigration Policies
  36. Deinstitutionalization and Homelessness: A Policy Review
  37. Dependency and Development
  38. Dependency and World-Systems
  39. Destruction of the Great Writ: The Attenuating Role Habeas Corpus Plays in the War on Terror
  40. Devolution of Power in the United Kingdom
  41. Drone Warfare: Is the U.S. Drone Program in the Middle East Legal?
  42. Education Policies in the United States and Australia: Are They Helping Indigenous Peoples?
  43. Effects of Citizens’ Polarization of the United States on Congressional Gridlock
  44. Eliminating Gender Inequalities in Education as a Development Initiative
  45. Elk Grove v. Newdow: The Constitutionality of an Unbroken Exercise of History
  46. Ethnic Conflict
  47. Federal and State Congressional Redistricting: The Motive Driving Partisan and Bipartisan Redistricting Committees
  48. Female Education and Gender Inequality in Afghanistan throughout the Decades
  49. Female Politicians in the Media: An Analysis of Gender Bias within the 2008 Presidential Election
  50. Feminist International Relations
  51. Free Press/ Fair Trial: How Fair Is It Actually?
  52. Freedom of Information: A Case Study of Political Motivations and Policy Designs in Argentina
  53. Gender and Politics
  54. Germany’s Role in the Euro Crisis
  55. Good Christian Intentions and the Loss of American Democracy
  56. Greasing the Wheels: An Analysis of United States Energy Policy and the U.S. Policymaking System
  57. Guatemala: Transitioning After Conflict
  58. Habeas Corpus’ Effect at Guantanamo Bay
  59. How an Educated Society Effects the Descriptive Representation of Women – And Why That Matters
  60. Hugo Chavez: Empowering the People or Damaging Democracy?
  61. Identification Please: A Look at Voter ID laws and Voting Opportunities
  62. Immigrant Assimilation: A Comparison of the United States and France
  63. International Law
  64. International Organizations and Regimes
  65. Is Anybody Listening?: Responsiveness of Representatives in the House
  66. Just War and the Importance of Wars of Choice and Wars of Necessity
  67. Leadership
  68. Leadership and Decision Making
  69. Legal Guides of Policy Preferences? Evaluating How Supreme Court Justices Decide Cases
  70. Limits of Plurality Voting: How Alternative Voting Systems can more Accurately Depict Voter Preference
  71. Limits, Decision-Making, and Sustainability: An Analysis of U.S. Energy Proposals through Environmental Perspectives
  72. Liquid-Fluoride Thorium Reactors and Public Policy
  73. Lockean Christianity: The Lockean Interpretation and Application of Christian Virtues in a Secular Society
  74. Machiavelli’s II Principe and the Modernity of lo Stato
  75. Making the Case for Public Arts Funding
  76. Marriage Equality: Litigation versus Legislation as Durable Strategy
  77. Mass Incarceration: The Prisoner’s Dilemma
  78. Mass Shootings: A Misguided Cause
  79. Media and Politics
  80. Models of Democracy
  81. Modern Democratic Thought
  82. Modern Liberalism, Conservatism, and Libertarianism
  83. Money and Politics: An Age-Old Tradition
  84. Moving Towards Anti-Discriminatory Immigration Policy: A Comparative Study of the United States, Australia, and France
  85. Narrowing of the Democratic Peace Theory: A Study of the Monadic and Dyadic Theories
  86. National Crises and Presidential Influence
  87. Nationalism
  88. Nationalism
  89. Neoconservatism and Its Influence on the War in Iraq
  90. Nietzsche’s Cultural Medicine Contra the Social Contract
  91. Oedipus Rex: A Play on the Perpetual Tragedy of the Political Man
  92. On Hobbes’s Treatment of Punishment In The Leviathan
  93. One Nation Divided: Ideological Polarization: Political Elite, United States Electorate and the Supreme Court
  94. Our Son of a Bitch: Jimmy Carter, Nicaragua, and American Foreign Policy
  95. Out-of-Area Operations and the North Atlantic Society of States: The Quest to Define Security and the Inescapable Demise of Broad-Alliance Operations
  96. Pakistan: Lost in the Democratic Transition?
  97. Paradox in Paradise: Tourism and Dependency in Barbados
  98. Plato as a Parallel to the Presidency: How Attributes of the Executive Mirror the Philosopher-King in The Republic
  99. Political and Military Coups
  100. Political Attitudes or Deferment to Precedent? Obscenity and the Supreme Court
  101. Political Development and Modernization
  102. Political Influences within the Federal Reserve System
  103. Political Polarization in Interwar Germany: What Main Reason Created Radical Political Polarization?
  104. Pork Barrel Politics in a Westminster Style Government Explained Through a Comparison Between Canada and Great Britain
  105. Positivism and Its Critique
  106. Pouring Fuel on the Fire: The United States’ Counter-terrorism Efforts in Yemen
  107. Presidential Elections, the News Media, and Democracy
  108. Presidentialism Versus Parliamentarism
  109. Privacy in Preeminence
  110. Privacy Rights in Personal Information: A Defense of Privacy
  111. PTSD: The Legacy of a Multiple Deployment Policy
  112. Public Health in the United States of America: Should the Country Utilize Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) and Implement Health in All Policies (HiAP), the Holistic Policy Approach to Human Health?
  113. Public Policy and Administration
  114. Race, Ethnicity, and Politics
  115. Reexamining the Age of Consent: Sexual Freedom, Privacy, and the Attempt to Save the Children from Themselves
  116. Reforming Intercountry Adoption
  117. Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000: A Law Review of the Prisoner Provision
  118. Reproductive Rights and Development: Effectively Using Male and Cultural Perspectives
  119. Residential Segregation in the United States: Racial Zoning, City Planning, and Suburban Exclusion
  120. Retail Politics in the Primaries: Iowa, New Hampshire and Early Effects on the Presidential Nomination
  121. Rising Health Care Costs and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  122. Risking Life and Limb: Why Syrian Refugees Continue to Flee to Europe
  123. Sanctions: Imprisoning the Nuclear Genie
  124. Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965: A Call for Renewed Strength
  125. Service-Learning in Higher Education: Putnam’s Encouragement and Fish’s Food for Thought
  126. Sex Slavery in Southeast Asia: A Crisis Hindered by Inadequate Efforts
  127. Shakespeare’s Political Theory of Henry the IV: ‘Presume Not That I Am the Thing I Was’
  128. Smart Sanctions: Signals and Punishments
  129. So goes the people, So goes the Party, The Rise and Return of Libertarianism in America
  130. Socialism in the Developing World
  131. Socialism in the Developing World
  132. Sovereignty or Bust: The American Indian Movement And The Continuing Fight for Self-Determination In American Indian Affairs
  133. State Intervention in Genocide: Self Interests Dictate Action
  134. Strengthening the Electorate by Improving the Role of Student Government in United States Colleges
  135. Strict Scrutiny and the Legitimacy of the Supreme Court
  136. Stripped Bare: An Examination of Pornography, Feminism and the Constitution
  137. Survival of the Fittest: Israel and the Realist Perspective
  138. Sustainable Community Development: A Solution to Human, Indigenous and Environmental Rights Abuses in Ecuador
  139. Terrorism
  140. Testing the Tiebout-Tullock Hypothesis: The Influence of Government Amenities on the Migration Propensity of Young Adults in the United States
  141. The American Regime: A Reexamination of Locke and International Relations
  142. The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002: A Failure to Control Unregulated Money in Political Elections and a Substantial Burden on the First Amendment
  143. The Democratic Peace
  144. The Dragon’s Ascent: China’s Economic Rise and its Potential Threats to the United States National Security Interests
  145. The Dynamics of a Stateless Nation: A Comparative Analysis of Tibetan Nationalism
  146. The Effectiveness of Dedicated Drug Treatment Courts: The Likelihood of Expansion for these Revolutionary Policies
  147. The Effectiveness of Socialist Realism in Creating the Ideal Soviet State
  148. The End of Endorsement
  149. The Environmental Issues of Today: Going Green or Green Washing?
  150. The Evolution of the Law and Order Ideology And its Enforcement among Democrats and Republicans
  151. The Federal Corporate Income tax and Its Influence on Corporate America
  152. The Growing Group of Independent Moderate Voters and Its Implications
  153. The Impact of Colonial Legacy on the Status of African Women: A Comparative Analysis of British and French Colonial Institutions
  154. The Importance of Media Coverage to Extremists: How Democracies Are More Vulnerable to an Attack
  155. The International Response to Failed States
  156. The Land Ethic and Wolves: The Ethics of Wolf Hunting
  157. The Media and its Effect on Political Socialization
  158. The Necessity of Religious Institutions in a Democracy: Tocqueville’s Arguments on Religion
  159. The Necessity of United Nations Security Council Reform
  160. The Obligation of Western Powers to Prevent an Authoritarian Russia from Violating International Law and Threatening Domestic Progress
  161. The Patriarchal Dilemma: An In-Depth Look into Constraints on Female Representation in the United States
  162. The Perfect Storm: Understanding the Current Crisis of Low Public Opinion in the United States
  163. The Plight of the Honey Bees
  164. The Presidential Popularity Contest: An Assessment of the Dynamic Influences on Presidential Approval Ratings
  165. The Right to Miranda Rights: The Constitutional Right and Its Mistaken Identity as a Procedural Ruling
  166. The Role of the Justices and Popular Opinion in the United States Supreme Court
  167. The Second Amendment Rights Revolution
  168. The State of Children’s Rights in Senegal: An Analysis of the Practice of Forced Child Begging
  169. The Steel Giant’s Emerald Heart: The Rise of Green Cities and the Federal Government’s Failure to Lead on Climate Change
  170. The Tragedy of Socratism: Striving for the Music-Practicing Socrates
  171. The U.S. Supreme Court’s Role in Society: How Representative are they?
  172. The United States Government’s Reaction to Fidel Castro
  173. The United States’ Slide toward Alexis de Tocqueville’s Vision of Democratic Despotism
  174. The Wall of Separation: An American Reformation of Religion
  175. The Welfare State as a Means for Gender Equality
  176. There are Prominent Businessmen but not Titan of Industry: Criticism of the Argument that we are in a Second Gilded Age
  177. Totalitarianism and Authoritarianism
  178. U.S. Social Movements: Where Social and Political Arenas Overlap
  179. United States Citizens Misconceptions of Islamic Traditions
  180. United States Foreign Assistance Towards Least Developed Countries: The Shift to Liberal Policy
  181. United States Sanctions: Foreign Policy Tool or Domestic Appeasement Tactic?
  182. United States’ Failure in Effective Humanitarian Intervention: Implications for Syria
  183. Values of the West: Implications of Stakeholder Collaboration in Public Land Management
  184. Video Games Affecting Violent Behavior: A Literature Review and Policy Design
  185. Voter ID: The Imperfect Solution to a Nonexistent Problem
  186. Welcome to Hell: The Effects of Counter-Terrorism Policy in Chechnya and Afghanistan
  187. Welfare Reform: Promoting Marriage to Reduce Poverty
  188. What Heats Up Cools Off: A Study of U.S.-Russia Relations Past, Present and Future
  189. When Fragile States Break: International Governmental Organizations’ Role in the Recognition of De Facto States
  190. Within Powers of the President or Without Precedent? The Expansion of Executive Authority, Post-September 11th, 2001
  191. Woodrow Wilson’ Idealism in Mexico: A Jeffersonian and Hamiltonian Dichotomy
  192. Working Across the Spectrum: Why Universalism Rationalizes Cultural Relativists Approaches to Ending Female Genital Mutilation or Cutting

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