Department of Political Science

Momentum for development of Political Science at the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University Swabi can be traced to the establishment of the Department of Political Science in year 2014. Political Science basically deals with the various political, social and cultural arrangements through which people govern their lives. It attempts to interpret the past and explain the present and often dares to draw images of the future. As a field of study, it reaches to many levels from the evolution of political philosophy and the character of contemporary political concepts to the problems of development in emerging nations, from the crisis of governance in Pakistan to the interaction of State, Society and System in the international arena.

Political scientists explore the concerns and issues that animate public life. Using both humanistic and scientific approaches, they study how political communities attempt to reconcile the claims of justice, power liberty, and authority. The political science is a broad based discipline and has direct connection with history, economic, geography, sociology, philosophy and law. It also shares the traditional aims of liberal arts education while attempting to come to grips with the major public issues of contemporary world.

Students will find courses on the ideas of great thinkers from Plato to the present , the problems of cities, war and peace, democracy and authoritarian political system, international politics and economy, human rights, women and politics, Pakistan politics, and foreign policy and other regions.


Faculty Name Designation Qualification
Ms. Saima perween Lecturer / HOD M.Phil
Ms. Seema Khan Lecturer M.A
Ms. Saiqa Bibi Lecturer M.Phil