- Political science is the study of governments and political institutions.
An example of political science is the study of democracy.
- political scientist noun
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- political scientist political scientist noun
political science - Cultural Definition
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.