- American Politics
American Politics brings together faculty and graduate students who seek to tackle a wide variety of the most important current topics in the field including but not limited to the balance of federal powers, economic inequality, the politics of immigration, and party polarization.
- Comparative Politics
Comparative political economy, political regimes and regime change, political parties and organizations, and social mobilization are among the subjects of great interest among faculty and graduate students.
- International Relations
International Relations focuses on the study of contemporary and historical problems in world politics including work on an eclectic set of substantive issues that frequently cross over between international relations theory, security studies, and international political economy.
- Methodology & Formal Theory
Empirical methodology and formal theory offers rigorous training that is carefully integrated with major sub?stantive agendas in political science.
- Political Theory & Philosophy
Political Theory & Philosophy in our department includes a full range of courses in political theory, including classical, modern, and contemporary political philosophy (both European and American).
- Models & Politics
The Models & Politics subfield connects advanced training in formal modeling techniques with innovative substantive research in political science.
- Political Behavior
Political behavior serves as a bridge between political science, political psychology and political sociology, focusing on the social and psychological processes by which individuals and groups engage in political life.
- Public Law & Jurisprudence
Public Law is the analysis of the actual behavior of legal decision-makers and the law-related behavior of citizens, as well as with the study of legal and constitutional doctrine.
- Public Policy & Organization
Public policy studies explore political responses to specific public problems, like environmental degradation, poverty, or disease.