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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

Political theory



Political parties

Political party

Political strategies and tactics

Political strategy

Political corruption

Political corruption


Political philosophies

Political philosophy

Governments of the world

Political issues

Politics by region

Foreign relations by region

Political parties by region

History of politics

Political scholars

Influential literature

See also

Further reading


  1. ^ Mabbett 1964 "References to the work in other Sanskrit literature attribute it variously to Viṣṇugupta, Cāṇakya and Kauṭilya. The same individual is meant in each case. The Pańcatantra explicitly identifies Chanakya with Viṣṇugupta."
  2. ^ Oxford Handbook Of Political Theory
  3. ^ Contemporary Political Theory

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