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This guide will help researchers navigate various topics of political science and government in the US, in Maryland state and globally.

Political Science and Government: Defined and Explained

Political science, the systematic study of governance by the application of empirical and generally scientific methods of analysis. Click here to continue reading a detailed article found in Brittanica Academic online. 

Derived from the Greek “of citizens,” politics is how organized societies maintain social cohesion and control. Click here to continue reading in Salem Press Encyclopedia (Politics article in Research Starters).

Government systems are the means by which groups of people empower their leaders and representatives. Click here to continue reading a comprehensive overview and detailed explanation of government systems published by the Salem Press (Government systems article in Research Starters).  

US & World Politics: Quick Study Reference Guide

Political Podcasts

Historical Context for Political Science