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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. Featuring famous politicians and political theorists, this list has it all. 

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.

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  • George Frost Kennan (February 16, 1904 – March 17, 2005) was an American diplomat and...  more
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