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Scope and Methods of Political Science. Politics and Power. Le Moyne College. Introduction. What is the nature of politics? Where do we find politics? Who “does” politics? What is the purpose of politics?. definitions of politics. Different definitions of politics Government institutions

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Scope and methods of political science

Scope and Methods of Political Science

Politics and Power

Le Moyne College


Introduction
Introduction

  • What is the nature of politics?

    • Where do we find politics?

    • Who “does” politics?

    • What is the purpose of politics?


Definitions of politics
definitions of politics

  • Different definitions of politics

    • Government institutions

    • Power, Authority, Conflict

    • David Easton--”Authoritative Allocation of Values for Society:

    • Robert Dahl--”Who gets what when, why, and how”


What do you think about this
What do you think about this?

  • Without scarcity, there would be no politics

  • Understanding this gives us insight into the political process


Or this
Or this...

  • Politics is the process which determines

    • who gets what

    • who pays


Where is politics
Where is politics?

  • Where do we find politics under this definition?

    • government

    • non-governmental

    • bureaucratic

    • global, goods/advantages/resources