Political Science

Introduction to Political Science

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What is the Political? What is politics?

The political : ancestral, imperative, traditional top-down authority which is obeyed. Power from above (monarchies)

Politics: the process by which collective choices are made wherein a group of individuals whose opinions may diverge reach a decision which commands authority over the group

"Who gets what, when and how?" - Harold Laswell

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What are the different forms that the process of p

  • Political games and rules of the game
  • Political competition, embedded or not within the above games
  • Ideational contexts, within which this competition is set
  • Actors that may interact, result from and amend all of the above
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