About Political Science

"Power corresponds to the human ability not just to act but to act in concert."
Hannah Arendt, 1969

Political scientists study power, politics, and a variety of kinds of political processes, systems, and behavior. Politics can be understood broadly as the process by which groups of people make decisions about how they will live and act together. As such, political action is the essential underpinning of all human communities and social life.

Political science is divided into four main subfields: American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, and Political Thought.

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