POL 3910:
Fall 2003

Term Paper

The term paper should be a 15-20 page essay on some aspect of the elitist-pluralist debate and/or the nature of power and/or the structure of power in a specific social unit.  As with all your assignments, please follow this standard writing format.

Here is a list of some possible topics.  I give them not to say this is what you should write about but rather to indicate the range and variety of possibilities.  I encourage you to think of your own topic.

Here are some ideas to go with the specific subfields of political science:

Here are some random research works that might provide a springboard for your thinking:

I obtained much of the above simply by googling "community power structure research", which brought up several million hits.  If you wanted ideas, you could do the same.

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Author:  Stephen Chilton [email]  |  Last Modified:  2003-10-14
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