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BISAC Subject Headings List, Political Science
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POLITICAL SCIENCE

Use economic-oriented subjects in this section for works discussing economic policy.  For works discussing economics from a theoretical or historical viewpoint, use economic-oriented subjects in the BUSINESS & ECONOMICS section. 

Multiple subjects in this and other sections may be used to describe a work fully: for example, a book about the 2012 U.S. presidential election could be assigned "POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Campaigns & Elections" and "HISTORY / United States / 21st Century".

Use "POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare" for works dealing with government administration of social programs and use "SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Work" for works of an instructional, theoretical, or historical nature.

POL000000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / General

POL040000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / General

POL040010     POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / Executive Branch

POL040030     POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / Judicial Branch

POL006000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / Legislative Branch

POL040040     POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / Local

POL030000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / National

POL020000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / State

POL039000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Censorship

POL003000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civics & Citizenship

POL004000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civil Rights

POL045000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism

POL046000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Commentary & Opinion

POL009000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Comparative Politics

                      POLITICAL SCIENCE / Congress see American Government / Legislative Branch

POL022000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Constitutions

POL064000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Corruption & Misconduct

POL032000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Essays

                      POLITICAL SCIENCE / Federal Government see American Government / National or headings under World

POL061000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Genocide & War Crimes

POL062000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Geopolitics

POL033000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Globalization

POL010000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory

POL035010     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Human Rights

POL047000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Imperialism

POL036000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Intelligence & Espionage

POL048000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Intergovernmental Organizations

POL011000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General

POL001000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Arms Control

POL011010     POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy

POL011020     POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Trade & Tariffs

POL021000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Treaties

POL013000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Labor & Industrial Relations

POL014000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Law Enforcement

POL041000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations)

POL034000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Peace

POL023000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Economy

POL035000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom

POL042000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / General

POL042010     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Anarchism

POL042060     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Capitalism *

POL005000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Communism, Post-Communism & Socialism

POL042020     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Conservatism & Liberalism

POL007000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy

POL042030     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Fascism & Totalitarianism

POL042050     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Libertarianism

POL031000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Nationalism & Patriotism

                      POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Racism see SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations

POL042040     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Radicalism

POL016000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / General

POL008000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Campaigns & Elections

POL065000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Media & Internet

POL043000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Political Advocacy

POL015000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Political Parties

                      POLITICAL SCIENCE / Practical Politics see headings under Political Process

POL066000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Privacy & Surveillance (see also SOCIAL SCIENCE / Privacy & Surveillance)

POL049000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Propaganda

POL017000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Affairs & Administration

POL028000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / General

POL067000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Agriculture & Food Policy (see also SOCIAL SCIENCE / Agriculture & Food)

POL002000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development

                      POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Commercial Policy see BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Commercial Policy

POL050000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Communication Policy

POL038000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Cultural Policy

POL024000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Economic Policy

                      POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Education see headings under EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform

POL068000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Energy Policy

POL044000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy

                      POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Health & Medicine see MEDICAL / Health Policy

POL070000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Immigration

POL069000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Military Policy

POL026000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Regional Planning

POL063000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Science & Technology Policy

POL029000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Policy

POL027000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Security

POL019000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare

POL018000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Reference

POL012000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Security (National & International)

                      POLITICAL SCIENCE / State & Local Government see American Government / Local or American Government / State

POL037000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Terrorism

POL051000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Utopias

POL052000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / Women in Politics

POL040020     POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / General

POL053000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / African

POL054000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Asian

POL055000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Australian & Oceanian

POL056000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Canadian

POL057000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Caribbean & Latin American

POL058000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / European

POL059000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Middle Eastern

POL060000     POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Russian & Former Soviet Union

If your title does not have subject content, i.e. a blank book, please use the Non-Classifiable term below. Otherwise, use the Subject/General term in the closest descriptive area. NON000000 NON-CLASSIFIABLE

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