The master key…

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Politics is the practice and theory of influencing other people on a civic or individual level.

More narrowly, it refers to achieving and exercising positions of governance — organized control over a human community, particularly a state.

A variety of methods are employed in politics, which include promoting its own political views among people, negotiation with other political subjects, making laws, and exercising force, including warfare against adversaries.

Politics is exercised on a wide range of social levels, from clans and tribes of traditional societies, through modern local governmentscompanies and institutions up to sovereign states, to international level.

political system is a framework which defines acceptable political methods within a given society.

Modern political discourse focuses on democracy and the relationship between people and politics. It is thought of as the way we “choose government officials and make decisions about public policy“.

Have politicians succeeded? 

ref. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politics

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3 thoughts on “The master key…

  1. Very interesting.

    I would argue that modern politicians have failed to both communicate effectively with the general public (in the sense of listening to their expressed needs) and to ultimately do their best to support the rest of society that they, themselves, are actually dependent upon.

    I would also argue that politics is, more generally, just the social interactions between two or more individuals or groups of individuals which then form a larger social picture than the individual and/or the group. I would even go as far as to argue that animals, especially the more conscious and social ones (dogs, cats, elephants, dolphins, etc) have politics amongst themselves and with human beings in varying degrees of relatability and translateability to the human world. I cite this article: http://postcog.ucd.ie/files/fulltext.pdf and the evidence in this Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_consciousness as evidence.

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