The Theory Of Political Science Essay

1314 Words Nov 26th, 2016 6 Pages
Woodrow Wilson once said, “The method of political science is the interpretation of life; its instrument is insight, a nice understanding of subtle, unformulated conditions.” This quote by Wilson explains that political science allows one to better understand and define valuable issues in the world as they question the political behavior of others. Throughout, the semester we have studied three comparative approaches used in political science in order to gain knowledge about the great issues of different time periods using political development, political culture, and political institutions approaches. After studying and evaluating three comparative approaches the best two approaches that are the most useful for political scientist and students like us is political institutions and political culture as it helps us understand the social science better. When studying political science we are really studying the system of government and the analyzing the political thoughts and activities of different institutions. Studying political institutions is studying the process of creating, enforcing, and applying laws and the actions of legislatures and political parties are very important. Comparative politics allows one to evaluate the strengths and weakness of various systems to our own system. Studying political institutions of the first world countries was really useful because it allowed me to better understand the way the government in our nation works compared to other…

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