Outline of political science

  • 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.

  • fields of study of political science
  • related disciplines
  • political theory
  • decision-making
  • political institutions
  • political behavior
  • political disfunction
  • types of polities and forms of government
  • political ideologies and philosophies
  • governments of the world
  • political issues and policies
  • politics by region
  • history of politics
  • political scholars
  • influential literature
  • see also
  • further reading
  • references
  • external links

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.