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