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Cover of the book La citoyenneté politique des femmes

Political science is the study of everything that allows, encourages or impedes a society's collective life. As such it encompasses a wide variety of topics, including:

  • The workings of government
  • Voter behaviour
  • Citizen representation
  • International affairs
  • Superpower diplomacy, etc.

Political science examines both local and global issues. It aims to explain major world conflicts but also how individuals with diverging interests can collaborate on a given policy. It compares the evolution of different political regimes and trends in citizens' behaviour and political culture. It is also interrelated with other disciplines, including:

  • Law
  • Communication
  • History
  • Economics
  • Sociology
  • Philosophy