Politics

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State Power Decision Making Process Public Policy Distribution or Allocation Who Gets What
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State 

Political Science is the study of state, its aims and purposes the institutions by which these are going to be realized, its relations with its individual members, and other states (Roger F. Soltou)

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POWER 

Political Science is concerned with the study of power in society its nature, basis, processes, scope and results. The focus of interest of the Political Scientists centers on the struggle to gain and retain power to exercise or influence over other, or to resist that exercise. (W.A. Robson)
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DECISION MAKING PROCESS  

Politics is the making of decision by public means (Karl W. Deutsch) Politics is collective decision making or the making of public policies for an entire society (Joice Mitchell)

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PUBLIC POLICY 

Politics is the process of the making authoritative decisions for an entire society (David Easton)

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DISTRIBUTION or ALLOCATION 

Politics is distribution and allocation of values in society

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WHO GETS WHAT 

Politics is about who gets what, when, and how (Harold Lasswell). The study of politics is the study of influence and the influential. The influential are those who get the most of what there is to get.

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THE SCOPE OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
(UNESCO 1954)
1. Political Theory -Political Theory -History of Political Ideas 2. Political Institutions -The Constitution -National Government -Regional & Local Government -Public Administration -Economic & Social Functions of Government -Comparative of Political Institutions 3. Parties, Groups, and Public Opinion -Political Parties -Groups and Associations
-Participation of the citizen in the Government & Administration

-Public Opinion 4. International Relations -International Politics -International Organization & Administration -International Law
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