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Writing in Political Science Introduction Political science explores relationships among and within governments, societies, and individuals, both domestically and internationally. In the United States, political science is generally divided into four main fields: American politics, comparative politics, international relations, and political theory/philosophy. Increasingly, some political scientists focus exclusively on research methodologies. Regardless of the specific field you are studying, all writing in political science strives to be objective in its approach, emphasizing clear and logically presented arguments, even-handed consideration of possible counter-arguments, and thorough evaluation of relevant evidence for and against your primary claim. Although there are some differences across disciplines, the following handout should also be useful for other social sciences such as sociology and psychology. The Writing Studio’s handouts on different genres of writing are a good plac...