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Political theory

Political theory, or political philosophy, is the study of such topics as politics, liberty, justice, property, rights, law, and the enforcement of a legal code by authority: what they are, why (or even if) they are needed, what, if anything, makes a government legitimate, what rights and freedoms it should protect and why, what form it should take and why, what the law is, and what duties citizens owe to a legitimate government, if any, and when it may be legitimately overthrown, if ever.Excerpted from Political philosophy on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

"The School of Athens" by Raphael


Forms of the state[edit]

Modern state[edit]

Political ideology[edit]