Relation between Political Science and Jurisprudence are described below:
Political Science and Jurisprudence are no less closely related to each other. There is a close intimacy between them.
As has already been stated earlier Political Science deals with the State and the Government whereas Jurisprudence deals with law.
Political Science is the science of the State and the government, Jurisprudence is the science of law.
Political Science deals with the political order whereas Jurisprudence deals with the legal order. No slate can function without making law and enforcing it. As a matter of fact the state operates through law. Political Science is the study of the state of the government whereas Jurisprudence is the study of law.
And if the state operates through law, laws are also passed by the state, it is the state that provides the structure in which laws are framed and it is the government that administers and enforces the laws. Jurisprudence deals with the Public laws, International Laws and Constitutional laws.
Political Science is intimately related to these laws because it is the state that formulates laws and it is the government that administers them. It is the state that frames the constitution and regulates it”. International laws are framed with a view to maintaining peace among the states.
No law can take the shape of law without seeking the assistance of the government. It is the government that enforces laws. And it is the law that determines our rights and duties with which Political Science deals. It is only the Jurisprudence that attempts to define Constitution.
Sovereignty, Rights, Duties and International Law, Manu, Yajnyavalkya in India, Blackstone and Austin in England have been the great jurists. They have dwelt upon both Political Science and Jurisprudence. It was Austin who gave the “Theory of Sovereignty” which enjoys its own status in the theoretical politics. Manu and Yajnyavalkya dealt with the duties of a king and his administration.