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Theoretical Foundations of Political Science

Where did our modern philosophies and systems of government take shape? All began as theoretical approaches, or a “set of assumptions about reality that inform the questions we ask and the kinds of answers we arrive at as a result.” Political science, the study of government at all levels, laws, and political thought, has provided…

Trends in Political Science

The dynamic world of political science is subject to constantly shifting trends and issues that may impact practitioners’ ability to do their jobs effectively. Let’s look at a few of these trends, both domestic and international, and see the role education may play in helping political science professionals address such trends in the future. Growing…

How Accurate Are TV Legal Dramas?

TV legal dramas, sometimes referred to as courtroom dramas, have been popular since nearly the beginning of television’s rise to prominence. In 1955, a television could be found in half of all homes in the United States. Two years later, Americans tuned in for the premiere of “Perry Mason,” a series following the work of…

How Political Science Influences Society

Political science is an examination of the foundation, objectives, and effects of power as it exists between rulers and the ruled. This study of “the state, government and politics” has shaped our society in a way that is hard to describe. Therefore, we’ll let longtime political activist Vermin Supreme put into words what we cannot:…

5 Jobs a Public Administration Degree Can Help You Land

If you’re working in the public or the nonprofit sector, you may be ready to move up in your career and become a leader in your field. If you aspire to work in one of those sectors, you may be looking for a way to boost your relevant qualifications. Either way, new credentials can lead to new opportunities. Some government agencies and organizations require a graduate-level degree for advancement. A degree such as a Master of…

7 Great Jobs for Political Science Majors

Political science is the study of government and political systems: how they’re structured, how they operate, and how they interact with one another at different levels. Many formal degree programs in political science delve into both theory and practice to give students the broadest possible understanding of the subject. A Bachelor of Arts in Political…

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