Political Science

Political Scientists seek to bring the systematic inquiry and rigor of scientific methodology to the study of politics. Politics means more to Political Scientists than just government, although it does include government. It also encompasses mediating institutions such as parties, the media, and interest groups as well as non-institutionalized political phenomena such as social movements, political culture, and political socialization. Whether it is through attention to public opinion polling techniques, comparative case studies methods, or dialectical analysis of competing normative theories of politics most Political Scientists maintain that application of the methods of science and systematic analysis provides us with the best approach to understanding the political world.

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