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Definition and Importance of Political Science

Christopher F. Bueno is currently the Dean of the College of Education, University of Northern Philippines, Vigan City.

These are the varied definitions of Political Science as it originally emphasized by the Greek term “polis” for city-state and “scire” means to “know”:

1) It is the science that studies the political power and authority of the state and government.

2) It is the systematic study of the institution, organization, processes and laws of the government.

3) It is the study of politics that may influence the government structures and processes in a given society.

4) It is how the branches of government perform the various political task such as the delivery of basic services.

5) It is the exercise of sovereign political right of the state and government to carry its task for the improvement of quality of life in the society

Generally, the importance of political science is the application of political powers and authority in the realm of government structures. The ordinary citizens may know and learn about their political rights and privileges from a given form of government including the political structure and processes of the state.

1. The knowledge of human rights and privileges will educate the citizens about their role in the political affairs of the state particularly in political rights : a) The right to vote (suffrage);b) The constitutional rights and privileges ( due process of law); c) the right in providing the basic services such as education, health and sanitation, employment and other public support.

2. The study of political science motivates the citizens to participate in the political activities of the state as to achievement the development thrust of the government in relation to the improvement of quality of life.

3. The political science concepts on democracy, dictatorship and power structures give the citizen full understanding as to the consequences on the individual political action as defined by the political power and authority of the state.

4. The concept of politics may well be studied in the political science not simply in the art of persuasion and influence that the citizens learn about also how these political concept area applied in the society.

5. The comprehensive study on the branches, forms and systems of government provide the individual better understanding in the concept of separation of powers, parliamentary system, diplomatic immunity, human rights, general welfare, social services

From the understandings of these basic concepts of government, state, laws and institutions those who would study political science must know its importance and function, relationship with other discipline and broader understanding to its specific roles of individual in a civilized society. The students and professionals should not only know the political theories but also deeper insights as to its application in their own field of expertise. Thus the study of political science will also include the empirical investigation of political facts through social research and the application of critical thinking. The key words in the comprehensive analysis on the principles of political science are state, government, law, institution, power relationships, legal process, constitutions and politics. These are the important dimensions to study political science that need to be constantly in touch to mold the citizens in achieving quality of life to our society.


These are the related SAVIOR ON HUBPAGES- FREE ACADEMIC ARTICLES AND RESEARCHES in POLITICAL SCIENCE for the COLLEGE STUDENTS to facilitate in doing their homework, assignment and research activities in the school particularly those impoverished countries of AFRICA, ASIA and MIDDLE EAST.

Definition of State

Elements of State

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Origin of State

The Forms of Government

The General Concepts and Principles of Government

Constitution : The Fundamental Law of the State and Government

Definition and Importance of Political Science

Political Science and Law

The General Meaning and Concept in Politics

The Behaviorist Approach in the Study of Politics

The Historical Approach in the Study of Politics

Politics : The Power and Authority Structure in Public Service

Origin of Political Science

Political Science and Its Relationships with Social Sciences

The Introductory Analysis of the "Republic by Plato"

The Modern Concepts and Principles of Political Science :The Development Dimensions of the “Contemporary Republic”

Read the Modern Political Science Book ( “The Contemporary Republic” ) and Modern Economics Book (“ Social Equity Model for Employment and Income”) in the Savior Hubpages Books :

The Modern Concepts and Principles of Political Science : The Development Dimensions of the “Contemporary Republic”

Modern Economic Theory on Social Equity for Employment and Income


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ammu on September 15, 2014:

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chepkirui on July 15, 2014:

it gives us the overview of the countries

Nana Atakorah Amaniampong on October 31, 2013:

no wonder we determine the direction of the world......POLIS

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hi,guys , girls & others, i am metric pass i was ignorant about this intrested subject, now i have jumped in the ground of politics.

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though it'z not my major it gives me interest in the subject..

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I have no hesitation in saying that political science is the father of all courses!

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Political science iz a really gud course....

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Am proud of political science

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Ulagu Onyinyechi on April 20, 2012:

Political science is one course dat has a bit of every other course...even in d sciences..i am a proud 'zoon politicon'

Udota chinaza charles on April 14, 2012:

I love this course so much and i wish to study it

Amna khan on April 06, 2012:

i love this subject

Aslam Abubakar Bagudu on March 28, 2012:

I'm a proud political scientist. I intend to read international relations at masters level. Politics is every where as it entails authoritative allocation of values. Proudly political scientist.

Chimbayi Evans (unza) on March 26, 2012:

It has become best & loving course 4 ever.

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I will like to study d course i like anyting refering to politices it a good course i must not lie to u.

Eze obinna francis on March 17, 2012:

I love this course because it also study public policies. And that will help me to improve the quality life of my society. If i be come a politician

Shaista on March 17, 2012:

I'm studying this course & i must say it is very interesting.

sd on March 09, 2012:

it's very nice language because everyone can easily understand

halimat on March 01, 2012:

i love this,very clear and understandable.

kamoho kamoho on February 28, 2012:

i would like to study social science for me to learn the quality of life and interrelationship in our country.

emam of gokul bogra on February 23, 2012:

No other subject is as deeply thoughtful as political science.

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am study this course and i like it very interesting

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Nomi on February 02, 2012:

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