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13 Topic Pages Found in Political Science and starting with the letter V
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Open Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862
Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862

1782-1862 Eighth President of the United States Martin Van Buren was the primary architect of the Jacksonian Democratic Party in the 1820s, its most

Van der Post, Laurens

South African writer. His books, many of them autobiographical tales of adventure with anthropological themes, reflect his fascination with diverse

Verhofstadt, Guy, 1953-

Belgian politician, prime minister 1999–2008. A Flemish Liberal, Verhofstadt headed a ‘rainbow’ coalition after his centre-right party made

Open Veterans Day
Veterans Day

On November 11, 1918, the armistice between the Allied and Central Powers that halted the fighting in World War I was signed in Marshal Ferdinand


Exercise by a sovereign, branch of legislature, or other political power, of the right to prevent the enactment or operation of a law, or the taking

Open Vice-Presidents

an official of a rank below a president, who can take the president's place if necessary When President Kennedy was assassinated, Vice-President

Open Vico, Giambattista, 1668-1744
Vico, Giambattista, 1668-1744

Italian philosopher, historian and rhetorician. Born and educated in Naples, Vico graduated in law in 1694 and was Professor of Rhetoric at the

Open Vietnam War protest movements
Vietnam War protest movements

Demonstrations, marches, and acts of civil disobedience in protest to US involvement in the Vietnam War (1954–75), beginning around 1965. Anti-war

Open Virchow, Rudolf, 1821-1902
Virchow, Rudolf, 1821-1902

(1821-1902) German pathologist, reformer and man of science who first systematically applied cell theory to the understanding of pathological

Voegelin, Eric, 1901-1985

One of the most creative and prolific political philosophers of recent times, Eric Voegelin (1901–85) was born in Cologne on January 3 and grew up in