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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

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


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