American national institutions, political and voting behavior, elections, interest groups, political parties, race and ethnic politics, public policy and public adminstration, bureacracy, executive branch, legislature, and the courts.
Relations between nation-states, including political, diplomatic, military, economic, and environmental relations, as well as non-state actors, international organizations, non-governmental organizations. Some specialties include international conflict and cooperation, international political economy, international law, power politics, national security and foreign policy.
General comparative analysis of political systems, including topics such as political development, democratization, revolution, militarism, as well as case studies on regional or local politics around the globe.
The study of political philosophy and its history, including ancient and contemporary political ideologies, democratic theory, and political ethics.