Theories of Politics

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Introduction Political science examines governments, politics as well as political process with a sense of understanding the deeper sense of the interrelation among these three and the livelihoods of the people. Those who are involved in studying the political behavior of people are to understand better the reasons as to why people behave as they do and in predicting the future behaviors. Those who are involved in major political science enjoy benefit from the proximity of the NCSU to the government agencies, state general assembly, party headquarters, advocacy organizations, political and public policy think tanks, and political consulting firms. Politics tends to be connected with adversarial behavior simply because every society of any complexity has its range of different interest and values in making collective diversity. This brings us to the popular definition of politics as a process by which groups that represent divergent interests and values make collective decisions. In terms of political science, power can be defined as the ability to influence the outcome of events. Those who are in power may correctly use it or they may misuse it; these might be facilitated by sheer force and coercion. On the other hand authority tend to be subjective, it relies on one's perception of its righteousness. Authority therefore can be described as a rightful power, Dahl, R., (1991). For example, the United State's president as well as his administration commands
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