political scientist


Political scientists study political behaviour, activity and systems, including the elements that fall therein. Their study of the field ranges from the origins and evolution of various political systems to topical matters such as decision-making processes, political behaviour, political trends, society, and power perspectives. They advise governments and institutional organisations on governance matters.

Alternative label

  • pundit

  • political analyst

  • political scholar

  • political studies research scientist

  • political researcher

  • public administration researcher

  • political studies scientist

  • political studies scholar

  • peace researcher

  • political science researcher

  • politics scienctist

  • political research scientist

  • political studies researcher

  • war researcher

  • peace and conflict researcher

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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