wtncffts Posted February 18, 2011 Share Posted February 18, 2011 Perhaps a frivolous question asked out of boredom, but anyone have any thoughts/knowledge on why there are a number of different names for political science departments? Is it historical quirk, intentional action for various purposes? Do you suppose different labels can sometimes say something significant about a department? Some examples: Department of... Political Science Politics (e.g., Princeton) Government (e.g., Harvard) Politics and Government / Government and Politics Political Studies Political Science and International Relations Of course, the vast majority are 'political science', but I still think there's more variation in our discipline than other social sciences such as economics or psychology. I may very well be out to lunch. Just tell me if that's the case. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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