Politics (word from Greek: ‘affairs of the cities’) is the set of activities that are associated with making decisions in groups, or other forms of power relations between individuals, such as the distribution of resources or status. The branch of social science that studies politics and government is referred to as political science.
The study of politics is called political science, or politology
Some perspectives on politics view it empirically as an exercise of power, while others see it as a social function with a normative basis. This distinction has been called the difference between political moralism and political realism.For moralists, politics is closely linked to ethics, and is at its extreme in utopian thinking.For example, according to Hannah Arendt, the view of Aristotle was that “to be political…meant that everything was decided through words and persuasion and not through violence;”while according to Bernard Crick ” Politics is the way in which free societies are governed. Politics is politics and other forms of rule are something else.” In contrast, for realists, represented by those such as Niccolò Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes, and Harold Lasswell, politics is based on the use of power, irrespective of the ends being pursued.[
Political globalization began in the 20th century through intergovernmental organizations and supranational unions.
Forms of government can be classified by several ways. In terms of the structure of power, there are monarchies (including constitutional monarchies) and republics (usually presidential, semi-presidential, or parliamentary).
In a democracy, political legitimacy is based on popular sovereignty. Forms of democracy include representative democracy, direct democracy, and demarchy. These are separated by the way decisions are made, whether by elected representatives, referendums, or by citizen juries. Democracies can be either republics or constitutional monarchies.
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Main article: Political corruption
Political corruption is the use of powers for illegitimate private gain, conducted by government officials or their network contacts. Forms of political corruption include bribery, cronyism, nepotism, and political patronage. Forms of political patronage, in turn, includes clientelism, earmarking, pork barreling, slush funds, and spoils systems; as well as political machines, which is a political system that operates for corrupt ends.
When corruption is embedded in political culture, this may be referred to as patrimonialism or neopatrimonialism. A form of government that is built on corruption is called a kleptocracy (‘rule of thieves’).
Democracy is a system of processing conflicts in which outcomes depend on what participants do, but no single force controls what occurs and its outcomes. The uncertainty of outcomes is inherent in democracy. Democracy makes all forces struggle repeatedly to realize their interests and devolves power from groups of people to sets of rules.
Among modern political theorists, there are three contending conceptions of democracy: aggregative, deliberative, and radical.
What is Politics?
Political contestation is as much about cultural identity and recognition, as it is about allocating material resources
Politics is essentially about settling contestation over the distribution of material goods. This may have been a fair characterization of politics in the post-World War II era – an era that saw the rolling out of progressive taxation and welfare provision by a relatively centralized state and a party-political system based on a traditional left-right ideological cleavage.
you should know what is going on around you. Also, it is important to have a say in what is going on around you. The political decisions people make will affect many lives. Many people see politics as the government and the laws being made, and that is true, but it is way more complicated than that. Every law that is made will impact many. Sometimes the decisions will affect people in a bad way. Every vote that you make will either break people or make people.
Sometimes things that sound like good ideas might be very devastating later. Politics is very important and very complicated. These are just a few reasons why you should care about politics. Some people might not care about politics, but when something bad happens, they will regret not voting.
While it might not be as entertaining as going out with your friends on a Friday night, politics can be quite fun. A good example of this is elections. My first memory of “exciting” politics was the recount of 2000.
I was in Junior High, and I recall being fascinated by the process. Elections come with everything from the drama of campaigns prospering and collapsing, to watching various “negative” campaign ads.
Being a spectator of it can be exciting. Is my candidate ahead in the polls? What was their latest blunder? Just think, this fun only occurs during election season. However, vigorous debates with friends and family about the current hot-button political issues can occur any time! Also, who doesn’t like a good political scandal
And specially lots of support of my Child Mast. Hraday & wife Mrs. Supriya Sanghavi without their support we will not reach there.
Too often, government leaders fail to adopt and implement policies that they know are necessary for sustained economic development. Political constraints can prevent leaders from following sound technical advice, even when leaders have the best of intentions.
The Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) is internationally recognized as a leading centre for teaching and research in political theory, and counts among its members a number of acknowledged authorities within this discipline. It is also home to research centers and programs within this field, including the Oxford Political Theory Network and the Centre for the Study of Social Justice.
Generally,everyone believes that Politics is bad, dirty but the good people aren’t joining either, the movement will begin when good people start joining politics. People even relate politicians have to be loud and they use abusing languages.
The other notions are Politics is for older people or those who don’t have work. But now the scenario is changing & many youngsters, educated and businessmen people are joining. They have new Ideas and views which are different So i request everyone to pls join the “JanaSeva”called Politics & we will take Suburban Mumbai – Kandivali in high level.
Says Secretary of Ward No. 30 (Kandivali) Mr. Jigneshbhai B. Sanghavi