Famous Political Scientists - List of Famous Political Scientists

A political scientist is someone who studies the systems of governance, political processes, and political issues in a scientific way. Often, they operate within the context of an academic institution. While political science as a separate field of social sciences emerged rather late, the basic concept of political science is an ancient one. Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle is regarded as "The Father of Political Science” as he analyzed and studied political systems philosophically. During the medieval ages, Italian diplomat Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli earned the moniker of “The Father of Modern Political Science.” Political science as a discipline evolved further in the 19th century and the American Political Science Association—the largest professional association of political scientists—was established in 1903. Coming to the contemporary era, Polish-American political scientist Zbigniew Kazimierz "Zbig" Brzezinski was hailed by US President Barack Obama as "one of our most outstanding thinkers." Robert A. Dahl, David Easton, and Samuel Finer are among the other brilliant modern social scientists. One of the few women to make a name for herself in the male-dominated field of political science, Cynthia Enloe focuses on feminism in international relations. Check this section to know more about the greatest political scientists of the world.

The Most Famous Political Scientists

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Samuel P. HuntingtonApril 18, 1927AmericanSamuel Phillips Huntington was a famous American political scientist who proposed the controversial thesis of ‘The Clash of Civilizations’
Franjo RačkiNovember 25, 1828CroatianFranjo Rački was a Croatian historian, politician and writer
Paul Simon (Politician)November 29, 1928AmericanPaul Simon was a United States Senator
Franjo Rački

Franjo Rački

Franjo Rački was a Croatian historian, politician and writer

CroatianNovember 25, 1828213 views

Paul Simon (Politician)

Paul Simon was a United States Senator

AmericanNovember 29, 1928116 views

Samuel P. Huntington

Samuel Phillips Huntington was a famous American political scientist who proposed the controversial thesis of ‘The Clash of Civilizations’

AmericanApril 18, 1927243 views