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Political science was not born with Platon, Hobbes or Rousseau, these sacred monsters of political philosophy. Strictly understood, it is a contemporary discipline, emerging in the 21st century in the wake of major social sciences. Its object is ‘politics’, that is to say, a social field of contradictions and aggregation of interests, regulated by a power possessing legitimate coercion. What are its fields, actors, issues and schools?

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