Political science

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Political science a social science concerned chiefly with the description and analysis of political and especially governmental institutions and processes.[1]


Ludwig von Mises regarded the teachings handed down in political science departments as part of what has made many of the present-day universities by and large nurseries of socialism.[2]


  1. "Political science", Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary, referenced 2013-01-05.
  2. Mises, Ludwig von. "Economics and the Universities". Human Action. http://mises.org/humanaction/chap38sec4.asp.