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Political science is "the study of government and political processes, institutions, and behavior," Columbia Encyclopedia definition.
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Politics is the practice and theory of influencing other people on a civic or individual level. As an academic discipline, political science – the study of politics – examines the acquisition and application of power. Current affairs is typically understood to be the detailed analysis and discussion of news stories that have recently occurred or are ongoing and are typically a strong indicator of the political issues of the day. Current affairs make a huge contribution to society by exposing injustices, and is a fundamental part of public service broadcasting around the world. The videos in this collection include films, documentaries and investigative journalism series that delve into the most critical issues of the day, linking together politics and current affairs and examining them within a larger social, economic and cultural backdrop.