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Ouachita Baptist University
Political Science

Doug Reed, Chair

Political science, according to the American Political Science Association, is the study of governments, public policies and political processes, systems, and political behavior.  Political science subfields include political theory, political philosophy, political ideology,  political economy, policy studies and analysis, comparative politics, international relations, and a host of related fields.  Political scientists use both philosophical and scientific perspectives and tools and a variety of methodological approaches to examine the process, systems, and political dynamics of all countries and regions of the world.