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What exactly does the field of political science entail?

I am interested in this field. #college #college-major #political-science

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Leslie’s Answer

Political science is a big field, but it's basically the study of politics and government. This can mean many different things - some people study war, some study political participation (e.g., why do people vote?), some study interest groups (e.g., who is influential in policymaking and why?), others study ethnic conflict, others study the presidency, and so on. Basically, if the question has to do with government or politics in some way, it qualifies. People do research and collect data to answer questions on these types of topics. There are also some political scientists that are more like philosophers who try to answer questions about what government should look like.


Hope that helps! It's a great field, and I highly recommend it if you find politics interesting.

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Ken’s Answer

Hi Amy!


Here is some helpful information:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WplYdlFDXOo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivczmYtPfao
http://college.wfu.edu/politics/students/why-major-in-political-science/


Best of luck!

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Gerard’s Answer

Political science is a social science discipline that deals with systems of government, and the analysis of political activity and political behavior. It deals extensively with the theory and practice of politics which is commonly thought of as determining of the distribution of power and resources. Political scientists "see themselves engaged in revealing the relationships underlying political events and conditions, and from these revelations they attempt to construct general principles about the way the world of politics works.Political science is related to and draws upon the fields of economics, law, sociology, history, philosophy, geography, psychology, and anthropology.

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naveen’s Answer

The following are the fields where you can find entry
• Advertising.
• Journalism.
• Public relations.
• Social media.
• Audio media.
• Convergence.
• Civil services.
• Administration.
• International Affairs.
• Parliamentarians
• Politicians
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