Outline of political science

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to politics and political science:

Politics – the exercise of power; process by which groups of people make collective decisions. Politics is the art or science of running governmental or state affairs (including behavior within civil governments), institutions, fields, and special interest groups such as the corporate, academic, and religious segments of society.

Political science – the field concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behavior.

Branches of political science[edit]

Fields of study of political science[edit]

Related disciplines[edit]

Political theory[edit]

Main article: Political theory


Main article: Election

Political parties[edit]

Main article: Political party

Political strategies and tactics[edit]

Main article: Political strategy

Political corruption[edit]

Main article: Political corruption


Political philosophies[edit]

Main article: Political philosophy

Governments of the world[edit]

Political issues[edit]

Politics by region[edit]

Foreign relations by region[edit]

Political parties by region[edit]

History of politics[edit]

Political scholars[edit]

Influential literature[edit]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ Mabbett 1964 "References to the work in other Sanskrit literature attribute it variously to Viṣṇugupta, Cāṇakya and Kauṭilya. The same individual is meant in each case. The Pańcatantra explicitly identifies Chanakya with Viṣṇugupta."
  2. ^ Oxford Handbook Of Political Theory
  3. ^ Contemporary Political Theory

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