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What is Politics UK politics revision notes
- Essay length: 4207 words
- Submitted: 24/04/2006
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What is Politics?
* The science and art of the government.
* Who gets what, when and how?
* The authoritative allocation of values.
* The art of the possible
* Obeying laws laid down by the government.
* Politic is purely an exercise in restricting individual freedom.
Types of politics-
* Liberals - Exclusion of politics from personal life, freedom to do what you want as long as you aren't offending other people around you.
* Free Market - Keep politics out of the economy; sell what you want for whatever prices.
* Socialists - The state controls the economy.
* Fascists - Totalitarian control over every aspect of people's lives.
* Feminists - Gender relations, at home, at work and in the bedroom.
* Green Politics - Politicised the environment.
* To have LEGITIMACY - the public accepts them as the true holder of their position
* To have AUTHORITY - The rightful and legitimate use of power.
Types of Authority-
* Traditional - A long established custom (Hereditary Queen)
* Charismatic - Compelling personal qualities (Hitler)
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