Political Science: Getting Started

Researching Political Science

Researching Political Science

This is a guide to researching political science, including political theory, history, election law, and more. Using the tabs above to navigate, you can find books, articles, websites, and  additional help you'll find useful in researching various topics of political science.


On Political Science

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"First, politics can be viewed as a means, either for maintaining social harmony or for achieving a supreme good, as in some religious conceptions of the state. Second, politics has been understood as an instrument by which a central institution or a legitimate authority exercises power."
— International Encyclopedia of Political Science. SAGE, 2011.


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