Political Power: The Role Of Power In The Government

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Power is defined as; “The ability or capacity to do something or act in a particular way.” Those with political power have the responsibility of governing a certain group of people through decision making and agenda setting. Institutions are given this power in a political system and aim to benefit the interests of the people who they influence. The power is bestowed upon the most popular group; the power is “relayed” through the publics input.
The institutions convey their ideology through policy, decision making and agenda setting. Power extends further than in the state, it exists in a social and economic aspect and is a valuable tool as power enables one to have influence over others. There are constant power shifts as different groups gain and lose power depending on their success as power leader. The distribution of resources by the institutions is also influenced by their political ideology. Power in politics is influenced largely by the institutions different groups represent and the altering political relations.

Politics is largely the interaction the state has with the population in terms of doing their fiduciary duty for the people.
Andrew `Heywood, politics 4th edition, ( Houndmills: Palsgrave 213) chapter 1 pp. 1-27 The government of a country has political power over the population and should aim to improve the social, political and economic position of a country. In a democracy, the population elect a political party who they most closely align

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