Leva Mei: How is history relevant and important to the study of political science?
I know that political science is the study of the processes, principles, and structure of government and of political institutions; politics and history is whole new other topic. How can the two be related? And it what way? What are the benefits it can take from each other? If you could help me out with the basics, it would be greatly appreciated. If you could tell me more about it, then I would try my best to comprehend.
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Answer by El Tecolote
Political science is literally a composite of the history that led us to the government and politics we operate on today. How is it related? It’s one in the same.
Politics and political science are the product of trial and error, and trial and error takes time and history to accomplish.
I think that they are not really separate. Political science and political history are intertwined.
To understand any theme or topic in politics you need to understand the history behind it and any principles associated with it are inferred from historical evidence.
To learn about elections you will study past elections , to learn about prime ministers you will learn about what prime ministers have done, etc. There is no other way.