Community and Institutions

Community and institutions are two terms that are frequently used in Political Science and yet Without a definite meaning attached to them. We defined society as a group of people living interdependently, attempting to solve their problems through common action. There are large societies, and small Local societies are usually referred to as communities. Indeed, … Read more

Theories of State Functions

Theories of State Functions

Theories of State Functions. The final purpose of political philosophy is to determine the essential nature of political authority, the relation in which the individual stands to the state, and how states stand to one another. Accordingly, theories of state function cannot be entirely separated from those of state organization. The question of what the … Read more

Modern Politics

Modern politics

We discussed in the preceding Article, the main ingredients of modern politics. It has been said that there had been something of an intellectual revolution in the United States of America, and out of it has emerged a trend to master the new complexities both in developed and developing countries by breaking out of parochialism. … Read more

Methodology of political science

Methodology of political science

The methodology of political science. Thus, political science is an organized body of knowledge, the facts of which have been scientifically and systematically observed, collected, and classified. These facts are formulated and proved a series of propositions or principles that form the scientific basis. These principles are used as a groundwork for further investigation. It … Read more

Terminology of political science

Terminology of political science

It is rather unfortunate that there is no commonly accepted name for the subject of our study. Some call it Politics, others name it Political Theory, and many designate it as Political Philosophy. The absence of a commonly accepted title causes a good deal of confusion in understanding what concerns the State and government and … Read more

State and Government

State and Government

State and Government In everyday language, the two terms, the State and Government, are often used interchangeably as if there is no difference between them. The Stuarts in England did not differentiate between the two to justify their absolute authority. Louis XIV of France needs to say, “I am the State ” Some Political philosophers, … Read more

Definition of sovereignty in political science

definition of sovereignty in political science

We have said that what differentiates membership of the State from that of other mealtime is its compulsory nature. All other organizations and activities in the State’s manners are subordinate to it to the last resort. The State issues directions, and it also enforces that it is necessary to employ armed force. The modern State, … Read more

Sovereignty in political science

sovereignty in political science

The modern State is a sovereign State. Sovereignty in political science is, therefore, independent in the face of other communities. It may infuse its will towards them with a substance that needs not to be affected by any external power’s will. It is, moreover, internally supreme over the territory that it controls. Issues orders to … Read more