Outline of political science

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to politics and political science:

Politics the exercise of power; process by which groups of people make collective decisions. Politics is the art or science of running governmental or state affairs (including behavior within civil governments), institutions, fields, and special interest groups such as the corporate, academic, and religious segments of society.

Political science the field concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behavior.