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Political Science

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Political science encompasses the study of political systems, political bodies, and political behavior. The field of political science is tied closely with economics, sociology, and philosophy, both in research method and inquiry. The term “science” in political science refers to the methodology used in its research. Political science uses the scientific method, characteristic of the hard sciences, to fuel its research and answer key questions about how political systems function.

On a larger scale, political science is interested in the evolution of political systems. Political systems change over time, sometimes slowly and sometimes with one swift, potent event. Political scientists are interested on the factors influencing the evolutions of political systems: social trends, political movements, historical events, and philosophy. They use information gained from the history of political systems, to make predictions about the future of politics throughout the world.

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