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political science

noun

  1. a social science dealing with political institutions and with the principles and conduct of government.


political science

noun

  1. (esp as an academic subject) the study of the state, government, and politics: one of the social sciences


political science

  1. The systematic study of government and politics. Political science is a social science that makes generalizations and analyses about political systems and political behavior and uses these results to predict future behavior. Political science includes the study of political philosophy , ethics , international relations and foreign policy, public administration, and the dynamic relations between different parts of governments.


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Derived Forms

  • political scientist, noun
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Other Words From

  • political scientist noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of political science1

First recorded in 1770–80
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Example Sentences

Despite that, the way we all think about public disagreement has shifted, said Jennifer McCoy, a professor of political science at Georgia State University.

It’s an example of “professionals who have come together later on in life and are there to support one another,” Farida Jalalzai, a political science professor who studies women leaders, told Vox.

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If he had stayed in college, he said, he probably would have majored in history or political science, but it took him only one semester to figure out college wasn’t for him.

Aaron Belkin is the director of the Palm Center and of Take Back the Court, and a political science professor at San Francisco State University.

If these individuals can take an interest in political science and civic engagement, I think we can put a dent in crime, which ultimately results in our city being safer.

Stephen Eric Bronner is a Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University.

He went on to study government at Oxford, and received a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University.

A third, University of Virginia political science professor Larry Sabato, still rates it a “Lean Republican” race.

Will University of Tehran political science students be obliged to game out strategies against a jinn?

“It turned into an ugly affair,” said Terry Madonna, a professor of political science at Franklin and Marshall University.

With this growth of great nations came a rapid development in political science, in legal institutions, in social relations.

They had been discussing woman suffrage, some question that had come up in the political-science class that day.

Compare also his article in Political Science Quarterly, vol.

This year she will have those two subjects and Political Science.

There are very few colleges and universities which do not provide courses in political science.

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