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Why Study Political Science? Answers for Homo Politicus and Homo Civicus

Why study political science? This question is deceptively complex. To answer it, we must first define political science and then consider the question from the perspective of two very different types of people, what Robert Dahl once called “homo politicus”—individuals who are naturally interested in politics or self-proclaimed “political junkies”—and “homo civicus”—individuals who are responsible […]

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