Introduction to Political Science PART 8 – The Development of the Modern State

One of the main ways we can study politics is through comparison. In this post, we will study the development of the modern state. Instead of using social contract theory, however, which was introduced earlier, we will analyze empirical evidence. […]

Introduction to Political Science PART 6 – Classical Types of Government

As discussed in the previous post, Aristotle tried to use evidence to find the best kind of political community. He and other Greek philosophers compared the governments that existed at that time, and they identified six types: monarchy, tyranny, aristocracy, […]

Introduction to Political Science PART 4 – Studying Political Science

Welcome to the fourth in a series of several introductory post for non-native English speakers about political science. So far, we have learned that interests, power, and collective action are all aspects of politics, but what is the science of […]