Political thought and philosophy: Recommended

Unusual among American social sciences, political sciences retains an active, explicitly normative subfield that often has more in common with humanities than with other social sciences.

Political thought and philosophy at Virginia Tech

Sometimes called simply "political theory," this subfield of political science traces its ancestry to Socrates. Political thought's normative, often speculative, focus on questions of justice and rights gives it a strong kinship to humanities disciplines such as philosophy and literature. In contrast, formal political theory attempts to model political behavior mathematically and owes much to economics.

Overview of politics science, government, and international affairs

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