Generally, political science does its best work when it begins with the perspectives of the statesman (or political leader) and the citizen and then goes on to refine and enlarge what’s seen about political life by those who are actually engaged in it. The attempt to impose a scientific perspective alien to the phenomena almost always leads us to see a lot less than is really there.
Political "Science" and Its Forecasting Failures | Rightly Understood | Big Think
"There is occasions and causes why and wherefore in all things."
- Fluellen, Henry V, 5.1