The Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle is known as "the father of political science." His works "The Politics" and "Nicomachean Ethics" among many others evaluated political systems on a philosophical basis. More »

The major contributions of the Lydians include being the first people to use metallic coinage and establish permanent retail shops. The Lydians, who made their home in western Anatolia, arose in the seventh century B.C. ... More »

It is important to study political science because of its effects on education, healthcare, housing, jobs and conflict with other nations. Understanding political science helps to develop analytical and professional skil... More »

Some of the common fields of study that are related to political science include public administration, international relations, public policy and public law. Other areas of study associated with political science are do... More »

Democracy comes from the Ancient Greek civilizations. The word democracy comes from the Greek words "demos" and "kratia" which mean "the people" and "authority." More » Government & Politics Types of Government

The people hold political power in a democracy. The system lets people choose their leaders through a competitive process and hold them accountable for their policies and conduct in public office. The people elect their ... More »

The four roles of political parties are: selecting candidates to run for office, keeping the other political parties in check, keeping the public informed on issues, and organizing the government. There are two major pol... More »