Where is the science in Political Science?Yes, you are correct! I am trying to find out the sciences behind politics. Everything has a history attached to it. The language you are speaking now may be in existence for many years and may have some influence of other languages. In a particular region, a custom may be followed for more than a century and there is some unique logic associated with the practice of such custom. Likewise, I think politics came into existence when people started forming groups and thought of how important it is to protect their territories, though I am not sure about it. People found its importance and the subject of Political Science found its way in the curriculum. By looking at various political activities and the behaviour of the politicians I am unable to predict anything related to it. Politicians are most unpredictable and they easily switch sides whenever the need arises, though I wouldn't say everybody is the same.
But if we look at the subjects in the science streams we will find there is definite logic behind every action. Whether it's Physics, Chemistry or modern subjects like Artificial Intelligence you will certainly draw some logical conclusion. But in case of politics, it's not possible yet the subject has a tag Science attached to it. Interestingly, the degrees and certificates in the domain of Political Science are awarded in the Humanities stream and not in Science stream. So, where is the science in the subject, any idea?