Political Science looks at how power is distributed and wielded at every level, from the household to globally, and everywhere in between. The Political Science Network on SSRN is an open access preprint server that provides a venue for authors to showcase their research papers in our digital library, speeding up the dissemination and providing the scholarly community access to groundbreaking working papers and early-stage research. SSRN provides the opportunity to share different outputs of research such as preliminary or exploratory investigations, book chapters, PhD dissertations, course and teaching materials, presentations, and posters among others. SSRN also helps Political Science scholars discover the latest research in their own and other fields of interest, while providing a platform for the early sharing of their own work, making it available for subsequent work to be built upon more quickly.
For centuries, theorists have debated how society should be governed. Researchers in the field of Political Science employ a diverse set of methods for data collection and analysis to study a range of historical and contemporary phenomena. SSRN provides an outlet for a broad array of interdisciplinary scholarship, and fosters the connection, helping scholars discover the latest research in related fields such as sociology, economics, legal studies, anthropology, geography, and history, allowing political scientists to engage with research and scholars in associated disciplines.