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Political philosophy

Political philosophy or political theory is the philosophical study of government, addressing questions about the nature, scope, and legitimacy of public agents and institutions and the relationships between them. Its topics include politics, liberty, justice, property, rights, law, and the enforcement of laws by authority: what they are, if they are needed, what makes a government legitimate, what rights and freedoms it should protect, what form it should take, what the law is, and what duties citizens owe to a legitimate government, if any, and when it may be legitimately overthrown, if ever.

Metrics Summary

Total Publications
Lifetime
35,776
Prior Five Years
7,731
Total Citations
Lifetime
167,140
Prior Five Years
9,001
Total Scholars
Lifetime
9,924
Prior Five Years
6,928

Institutional Rankings

Global (Worldwide)
Academic Institutions
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Academic Institutions
Prior Five Years
Non-academic Institutions
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#1
United States
#1
United Kingdom
#1
United States
#2
United States
#2
Denmark
#2
United States
#3
United States
#3
United States
#4
United States
#4
United Kingdom
#5
United Kingdom
#5
Canada
#6
United States
#6
Netherlands
#7
United States
#7
United States
#8
Canada
#8
United States
#9
United Kingdom
#9
United Kingdom
#10
United States
#10
United States
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