Why Would a Political Scientist Write a Biography?
Why Would a Political Scientist Write a Biography? by Bartholomew Sparrow, University of Texas at Austin. Why would a political scientist write a biography of a U.S. national security advisor? Biography focuses on a single individual and has no guidelines on where or how to collect evidence or on how to organize that evidence.
Lawyers working for political figures, interest groups, and lobbying firms use the legal research skills developed by political science majors to conduct research about legislative and policy issues. They help draft and edit the language for bills, and assess the legal precedents for pending legislation.
Harvey Wheeler, American political scientist and writer (born Oct. 17, 1918, Waco, Texas—died Sept. 6, 2004, Carpinteria, Calif.), was the author of numerous nonfiction political science books but was.
Perhaps the best example of a biography that assists us in the understanding of a political system is Robert Caro’s magisterial The Years of Lyndon Johnson (Caro 1982; 1989; 2002). Three volumes down, and Johnson has still to campaign for the White House in 1960.
Political science in itself is rather complex due to the difficulties involved in measuring key concepts and observing the political processes and behaviour that we have been attempting to study. The study of political science scientifically is nothing short of an amazing art, however it is by no means the only way to learn and study politics.
What They Do: Political scientists study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. Work Environment: Political scientists typically work full time in an office.They sometimes work additional hours to finish reports and meet deadlines. How to Become One: Political scientists need a master’s degree or Ph.D. in political science, public administration, or a related field.
Political science is a social science which deals with systems of governance, and the analysis of political activities, political thoughts and political behaviour. It deals extensively with the theory and practice of politics which is commonly thought of as determining of the distribution of power and resources.