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Political science: Political science is the study of government systems, political behavior, and public policies. It examines the theory and practice of politics, analyzing structures, power dynamics, and the impact of institutions on societies. See also Political Theory, Politial Philosophy.
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Kenneth N. Waltz on Political Science - Dictionary of Arguments

Brocker I 628
Political Science/International Policy/Theory/Waltz: 1. International policy must be regarded as an independent area of analysis. 2. Laws must be established in this area, 3. At least a theoretical assumption must be made.
>International politics
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These assumptions are to be tested for their usefulness for the theory to be established, not for any truth or falsity.
>Theories, >Method.
Theories: should be judged by their explanatory power. As explanatory systems, theories cannot take details into account.(1)
>Theories/Waltz.

1.Kenneth N. Waltz, Theory of International Politics, Reading, Mas. 1979 S. 117.

Carlo Masala, „Kenneth N. Waltz, Theory of International Politics” in: Manfred Brocker (Hg.) Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt/M. 2018

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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

PolWaltz I
Kenneth N. Waltz
Man,the State and War New York 1959

Brocker I
Manfred Brocker
Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert Frankfurt/M. 2018


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