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political science

n.
The study of the processes, principles, and structure of government and of political institutions.

political scientist n.

political science

n
(Education) (esp as an academic subject) the study of the state, government, and politics: one of the social sciences
political scientist n

polit′ical sci′ence


n.
a social science dealing with political institutions and with the principles and conduct of government.
[1770–80]
polit′ical sci′entist, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.political science - the study of government of states and other political unitspolitical science - the study of government of states and other political units
bolt - a sudden abandonment (as from a political party)
politics - the profession devoted to governing and to political affairs
governing, government activity, government, governance, administration - the act of governing; exercising authority; "regulations for the governing of state prisons"; "he had considerable experience of government"
mandate - the commission that is given to a government and its policies through an electoral victory
patronage - (politics) granting favors or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support
demonstration, manifestation - a public display of group feelings (usually of a political nature); "there were violent demonstrations against the war"
cabal, conspiracy - a plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot)
social science - the branch of science that studies society and the relationships of individual within a society
geopolitics - the study of the effects of economic geography on the powers of the state
practical politics, realpolitik - politics based on practical rather than moral or ideological considerations
catechism - a series of question put to an individual (such as a political candidate) to elicit their views
nominating address, nominating speech, nomination - an address (usually at a political convention) proposing the name of a candidate to run for election; "the nomination was brief and to the point"
combination - an alliance of people or corporations or countries for a special purpose (formerly to achieve some antisocial end but now for general political or economic purposes)
Soviets - the government of the Soviet Union; "the Soviets said they wanted to increase trade with Europe"
civilization, civilisation - a society in an advanced state of social development (e.g., with complex legal and political and religious organizations); "the people slowly progressed from barbarism to civilization"
side - one of two or more contesting groups; "the Confederate side was prepared to attack"
assassin, assassinator, bravo - a murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed; "his assassins were hunted down like animals"; "assassinators of kings and emperors"
muckraker, mudslinger - one who spreads real or alleged scandal about another (usually for political advantage)
fencesitter, independent, mugwump - a neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics)
regular - a dependable follower (especially in party politics); "he is one of the party regulars"
coattails effect - (politics) the consequence of one popular candidate in an election drawing votes for other members of the same political party; "he counted on the coattails effect to win him the election"
war chest - a fund accumulated to finance a war (or a political campaign)
Sturm und Drang, upheaval, turbulence - a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally); "the industrial revolution was a period of great turbulence"
Translations
عُلوم سياسيَّه
politologie
statsvidenskab
politológia
politológia
idarî ilimlersiyasal bilgiler

political science

nscienze fpl politiche

politics

(ˈpolitiks) noun singular or plural
the science or business of, or ideas about, or affairs concerning, government.
poˈlitical adjective
of, or concerning, politics. for political reasons; political studies.
poˈlitically adverb
poˌlitically corˈrect adjective
(also PC) (of language or behaviour) that does not offend particular groups of people. It is politically correct to use `he or she', and not just `he', when you mean a man or a woman.
ˌpoliˈtician (-ˈtiʃən) noun
a person whose job is politics; a member of parliament.
political asylum
protection given by a government to a foreigner who has left his own country for political reasons.
political prisoner
a person who has been imprisoned for political reasons and not for any crime.
political ˈscience noun
a field of study dealing with politics, government and other political institutions.
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With characteristic ignorance, it acted on the most decided and energetic notions of How to do it; and never showed the least respect for, or gave any quarter to, the great political science, How not to do it.
Questions daily occur in the course of practice, which prove the obscurity which reins in these subjects, and which puzzle the greatest adepts in political science.
We need books of this tart cathartic virtue more than books of political science or of private economy.
Since 2012, he has been a member of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies and the International Political Science Association, where since 2016 he has chaired research committee Democratization in Comparative Perspective.
With a focus on providing concrete teaching strategies for scholars, the "Handbook on Teaching and Learning in Political Science and International Relations" blends both theory and practice in an accessible and clear manner.
Candidates for acceptance must be juniors or seniors who have completed 10 semester credits in political science with an average grade of B or higher in all political science classes, including at least one upper level course, and who have an overall grade-point average placing the student in the top one-third of his or her class.
In response, after a hectic play, the Department of Political Science team won the match on the last ball of the play.
The 1969 APSA presidential address by David Easton directly confronted the behavioral orthodoxy: "Only on the assumption that behavioral political science has said the last word about what makes for adequate research and an appropriate discipline can we automatically read out of court any proposals for change" (Easton 1969a, 1053).
The Political Science Reviewer is one of the few genuinely countercultural forces in American intellectual life.
5 trillion last year; NSF's political science program represents little more than a rounding error in a budget that size.
Originally from Naples, FL, Danielle has a BA in Political Science and a BS in Telecommunications from the University of Florida, and a recently completed MA in Political Management from the George Washington University in DC.
Indeed, this special issue of Academic Exchange Quarterly is a testament to the depth and breadth of work being done in political science education.

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