Essay about Defining Power and Politics

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Defining Power and Politics

Since man began to talk politics was born, politics is the social study and interaction with another being.

Politics is the process and method of gaining or maintaining support for public or common action. Although it is generally applied to governments, politics is also observed in all human group interactions including corporate, academic, and religious. It is also social relations involving authority and power, the study of government and other political units,

It is also the study of conflict resolution, in the modern world, people argue over many beliefs, interests and values, the aim of politics is to remove this conflict to produce a general agreement
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Unlike the children, the two nations are conflicting over the borders of their countries, if one way to resolve this conflict was to rewrite the map so their borders don’t conflict, that would solve the problem, but what about the gap that is now left, this involves moral values, because what happens if people lived there, they now aren’t under the guidance of the state, they become refugees, this conflicts with the two nations values, and moral beliefs, who should now take in the refugees? Should they be split?.

Political activity can spring from a set of values, and beliefs as well as self-interest, so in other words the conflict might be better unsolved than solved because if solved, it would go against peoples values and beliefs ,which is worse than conflicting interest.

But politics is the art of the possible, one of those nations if it wanted to resolve that conflict it could have used a less diplomatic way, it could have used coercion, force in similar terms, but to be able to use force, you need power, but what is it and why is it so difficult to define?

If people have power they have the ability to influence another persons behaviour even if that person doesn’t want to do it, though a threat or sanctions or manipulation, in political situations people with power have the ability to reward those who
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