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List of Famous Political Scientists

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List of famous political scientists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top political scientists in the world? This includes the most prominent political scientists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable political scientists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic political scientists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned political scientists.

List features people like Woodrow Wilson, Condoleezza Rice.

From reputable, prominent, and well known political scientists to the lesser known political scientists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the political scientist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous political scientists ever?" and "What are the names of famous political scientists?" then you're in the right place. (717 items)
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    Condoleezza Rice is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Political Scientists
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    Condoleezza "Condi" Rice is an American political scientist and diplomat. She served as the 66th United States Secretary of State, and was the second person to hold that office in the administration of President George W. Bush. Rice was the first female African-American secretary of state, as well as ...more

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    • Age: 61
    • Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Politician, Diplomat, Political scientist
    • Credits: Bhutto, 9/11 State of Emergency, Face the Nation, Miss Representation
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    Woodrow Wilson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Political Scientists
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    Thomas Woodrow Wilson was the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921 and leader of the Progressive Movement. A Southerner with a PhD in political science, he served as President of Princeton University from 1902 to 1910. He was Governor of New Jersey from 1911 to 1913, and led his ...more

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    • Age: Died at 68 (1856-1924)
    • Birthplace: Virginia, USA
    • Profession: Politician, Professor, Historian, Political scientist, Political Science, + more
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    Zbigniew Brzezinski is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Political Scientists
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    Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezinski is a Polish American political scientist, geostrategist, and statesman who served as a counselor to Lyndon B. Johnson from 1966–1968 and held the position of United States National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981. Brzezinski belongs to the ...more

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    • Age: 87
    • Birthplace: Warsaw, Second Polish Republic
    • Profession: Politician, Political scientist, Author, Strategist, Critic
    • Credits: Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace, Countdown to Zero, Our Own Private Bin Laden, Wisdom
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    Paul Wellstone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Political Scientists
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    Paul David Wellstone was an American academic and politician who represented Minnesota in the United States Senate from 1991 until his death in a plane crash in 2002. A member of the Democratic Farmer-Labor Party, Wellstone was a leading spokesman for the progressive wing of the national Democratic ...more

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    • Age: Died at 58 (1944-2002)
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Professor, Political scientist
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    George F. Kennan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Political Scientists
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    George Frost Kennan was an American advisor, diplomat, and historian, known best as an advocate of a policy of containment of Soviet expansion at the end of World War II. He later reversed himself on containment. He lectured widely and wrote scholarly histories of the relations between USSR and the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 101 (1904-2005)
    • Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Biographer, Diplomat, Historian, Political scientist, + more
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    Jürgen Habermas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Political Scientists
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    Jürgen Habermas is a German sociologist and philosopher in the tradition of critical theory and pragmatism. He is perhaps best known for his theories on communicative rationality and the public sphere. Global polls consistently find that Habermas is widely recognized as one of the world's leading ...more

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    • Age: 86
    • Birthplace: Düsseldorf, Germany
    • Profession: Political scientist, Philosopher
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    Norman Gary Finkelstein is an American political scientist, activist, professor, and author. His primary fields of research are the Israeli–Palestinian conflict and the politics of the Holocaust, an interest motivated by the experiences of his parents who were Jewish Holocaust survivors. He is a ...more

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    • Age: 62
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Professor, Political scientist, Author, Writer
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    Hannah Arendt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Political Scientists
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    Johanna "Hannah" Arendt was a German-born political theorist. Though often described as a philosopher, she rejected that label on the grounds that philosophy is concerned with "man in the singular" and instead described herself as a political theorist because her work centers on the fact that "men, not ...more

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    • Age: Died at 69 (1906-1975)
    • Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
    • Profession: Political scientist, Author, Essayist, Writer, Philosopher
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