10 Political Science Research Paper Ideas to Start with
Choosing a research paper topic can be the most difficult part of the process. Finding one you’re interested can make the whole process of research and writing much more enjoyable. Political Science can be a particularly difficult subject to choose a topic for because there are so many possibilities. From philosophies dating back centuries that underlie modern political systems, to current events, to theoretical explorations of aspects of political systems, there are thousands of possible topics.
When writing a political science research paper, you should focus in on a specific topic and time period, then ask a question about it. This can examine how one factor influences another, now whether an aspect of the topic has positive or negative effects, or how the topic might be different if some aspect of it were changed. It is easy to produce a research paper that is essentially as list of facts, but an excellent research paper will include some deeper analysis that enhances the readers’ understanding.
But if you’re having a hard time getting started, here’s a list of possible topic to help--
- In what ways have the Citizens United Supreme Court case affected local, state, and national elections in the United States?
- What role does architecture play in conveying democratic ideals in the United States Supreme Court and Congress?
- How will the fact that a large proportion of the population of the Middle East is under 30 years old impact the political relationship between the US and the region in the future?
- How has technology affected the voting process?
- What role did technology play in the difference in speed between the civil rights movement and the marriage equality movement in the United States?
- Is the nuclear triad an outdated Cold War policy?
- How have expectations of diversity influenced the Supreme Court nomination process?
- How might the process of drafting the constitution have been different with modern technology?
- Should the United States be focused on pursuing regional or global trade agreements?
- How will the United States’ role in the World Trade Organization impact its role in global climate change negotiations?
As with any paper, using examples of topic can be a great help. Not only can these suggestions be used on their own, but you can modify them to meet your needs or interests.
Virginia Kearney 5 days agofrom United States
Hi Ismail, here are some good topics:
How has Christianity influenced American (choose one: politics, sports, family life or holiday celebrations).
Why did Americans elect Donald Trump in 2016?
Ismail 6 days ago
Please , I want you to help me to find some topics for my research paper which is about American studies . But specific topics
Chalaya 5 months ago
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Virginia Kearney 5 months agofrom United States
Hi Kaelyn! I'm very glad this helped you. You can find more topics in my Technology and Science topics lists. Pl
Kaelyn 5 months ago
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Nichole Byrd 8 months ago
Does spending time on social media cause children to have mental health problems?
Virginia Kearney 9 months agofrom United States
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kmondoi 9 months ago
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Virginia Kearney 9 months agofrom United States
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Ella is looking for a report 9 months ago
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Leah "the Bean" Sinder 11 months ago
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Virginia Kearney 3 years agofrom United States
Hi Donna--Yes, I'm really interested in the 3-D printing idea. I had a student in my class this semester who knew someone who worked for a 3-D company which would allow you to design anything and then sell it online. If someone wanted to buy it, they can, and the company would then create it on their 3-D printer and ship it off! Amazing! There is actually a TEDD talk by the man who is developing the 3-D printer for organs and body parts. I didn't include it in the article because it is less interesting at the beginning, and I thought it would not capture a person's attention as well, but it you are interested, you might want to check it out.
Donna Caprio Quinlan 3 years agofrom Newburyport, MA
Great current event topics! I saw a TV segment on 3d printers. It is pretty amazing what they can copy. The video you posted about the next possibility being copying body parts and organs is incredible!
Kati Mc 3 years ago
Awesome! Great research topics