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Political Science: Books

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Subject Headings

Below are examples of subject headings to help you find literature about the political science.

  • Political science
  • Administration
  • Civil government
  • Commonwealth, The
  • Government
  • Political theory
  • Political thought
  • Politics
  • Science, Political
  • Aristocracy (Political science)
  • Authoritarianism
  • Authority
  • Biopolitics
  • Bureaucracy
  • Cabinet system
  • Central-local government relations
  • Citizenship
  • Civics
  • Communication in politics
  • Comparative government
  • Conservatism
  • Coups d'état
  • Decentralization in government
  • Delegation of powers
  • Democracy
  • Divided government
  • Elections
  • Equality
  • Executive power
  • Failed states
  • Federal government
  • Filibusters (Political science)
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Hegemony
  • Hot spots (Political science)
  • Ideology
  • Imperialism
  • Individualism
  • International organization
  • Liberalism
  • Liberty
  • Military government of dependencies
  • Ministerial responsibility
  • Monarchy
  • Nationalism
  • Newly independent states
  • Oligarchy
  • Opposition (Political science)
  • People's democracies
  • Plebiscite
  • Plutocracy
  • Polarization (Social sciences)
  • Police power
  • Political culture
  • Political development
  • Political parties
  • Politics, Practical
  • Populism
  • Postcolonialism
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Pressure groups
  • Public administration
  • Radicalism
  • Representative government and representation
  • Republicanism
  • Republics
  • Restorations, Political
  • Revolutions
  • Right and left (Political science)
  • Semi-presidential system
  • Separation of powers
  • Social contract
  • Sovereignty States,
  • Symbolism in politics
  • Television and politics
  • Tribal government
  • Utopias
  • Village communities
  • World politics

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Government Documents

Government publications include publications from all parts of the U.S. Government. These can usually be found online or in paper by using the Catalog of Government Publication or GovInfo.

Use the Government Documents Research Guide to find documents from the local/state level through international governments.

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