Lasswell’s definition of politics has been in the past supported by prominent political scientists such as Abraham Kaplan and Robert A. Dahl, both men believe the study of politics is largely to do with the use of influence by those who find themselves in influential positions. In their book “Power and Society: an introduction to the social sciences” both Thomas Dye and Brigid Harrison define politics as “the study of power”. One of the Oxford dictionary’s definitions of power is “the capacity or ability to direct or influence the behaviour of others or the course of events”, thus proving there is most certainly a very close link between politics and influence. The study of politics is certainly the study of influence and the influential, as it looks at how exactly men like Barack Obama and David Cameron use their power to influence millions of individuals on a global, civic and personal level. A powerful
First is the method and approach the philosopher and second is the philosopher 's agenda that made him came up with the methods he used. It can be defined as the reflection of our political institution such as our government system and how the current regime lead a nation. Political Philosophers often apply their own principle on what’s the current system they are seeing. This said method includes analyzing basic ideas like freedom, justice, authority and democracy and apply them to the current political state. Some philosophy ends up changing the current political state of a place.
This paper explores the works produced by the philosopher Thomas Hobbes. After exploring his early life we dive into his journey to becoming one of the most influential philosophers of his time. Discussing his works Leviathan and De Corpore we analyze his view on humans as naturally self- interested beings. Following, we deliberate on the best form of government, which is presented by Hobbes as an absolute sovereign. Hobbes social contract theory is also touched on in this paper as we discuss individuals’ position in the ruling of a city-state.
Going back to consider the political theory, authority, and liberty in history, we can take a look at Machiavelli and Hobbes’ perspectives and different features of documents as primary sources, so that we can comprehend how these two great philosophers viewed the themes differently. My first theme that I would extend on Machiavelli and Hobbes’ notions would be on political theory.
Interestingly, Ferguson (2011, p. 75) describes Frederick the Great as a ruler opposed to the Machiavellian preference for the balancing of power and being instead a ruler in favor of preventive wars. His discussion significantly points to two different types of realism introduced in the class lectures – Classical Realism and Structural Realism (Neorealism). On one hand, Nicolo Machivelli is among thinkers recognized as major writers and contributors to the school of classical realism. Central to the classical realist school are Machivelli’s key concepts of state national interest and political power; he emphasizes that a good politician must take decisions that are merely in the national interest of his state, and at the same time ensure his state’s security and survival. According to Machivelli, a good politician is thus a ruler in search of power and in favor of preventive wars.
It focuses on question of Dalit experience and untouchability. Thematically divided into six sections, the first part of the essay discusses the problems associated with theory in the social sciences in the Indian context; the second makes inquiries into the socio-cultural context of intellectual hierarchies; the third explores how the hegemonic past which has made theory the birth right of TTB still survives in the present; the fourth examines the moral prerequisites necessary for reflectivity; the fifth presses the need for theory as an inevitability for the dalits; and the last one focuses on how freedom of mobility in social sciences can make it truly
This paper therefore focuses on the issue of egoism and its morality as shown in the story The Nightingale and The Rose written by Oscar Wilde. Wilde provides elicits thoughts regarding how egoism is demonstrated in the actions by various personalities. In other words, the main focus is on the
He methodically explored the Indian civilization and its theoretical systems in an exceptional method. He developed political concepts like democratic system, fairness, state and civil rights from his thoughtful of Indian the social order and the performance of its institutions on the ethical foundation. He is very vital of the establishment of caste, which influences all the spheres of individual's existence and the Indian culture as an entire. He promote discusses how a person to society and how individual's liberty is restricted by other communal forces. He is critical of dictatorial Hindu communal arrange and argued in favor of self-governing civilization.
Introduction The sociological critique of the nationalist struggle, as well as nationalist historiography, must begin from an interrogation of the very terms, denoting conceptual or analytical categories, that have been used in the fields of political science and history. Nationalism, and its associated concepts of nation, nationality, and nation-state, among others, have traditionally been conceptually studied in the discipline of political science as an ideology, at par with other analogous political ideologies such as liberalism or socialism. The discipline of history, its other intellectual ground, has studied it as praxis - as narratives of emerging ideologies and movements, that conclude successfully in the formation of nation-states of varied natures. Thus, on the one hand, nationalism is almost something of an ahistorical ideology, on the other it is a narrative with a beginning, a period of growth, and a conclusion. Sociology, as a discipline, has directly interrogated the problem of nationalism more recently since the 1960’s, particularly since changes in the discipline, emerging from actual crises in nationalism in multicultural states among others, which have forced its focus on the nation as a specific and significant historically constructed collective.
LEADERSHIP EVALUATION PAPER ON MAHATMA GANDHI AND JAWAHARLAL NEHRU By Kranthi Dayyala CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF MANAGEMENT AND SCIENCE Ba 521-Leadership and Organizational Behavior Instructor-Dr. Gaylon R. Crawford, Ph.D. DATE: 02/06/2018 This Paper just focuses on majority rule initiative in such developments in India and considers Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru of India as perfect model of law based authority in just developments. Synopsis Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru were both great Indian leaders. They were driven by an arrangement of high good esteems and set of accepted rules which they took after for the duration of their lives. They had an interior locus of control, they inspired others with their perspectives and persuaded them by thinking, they experienced numerous barricades on the way to independence for India however that did not stop them in battling for flexibility and regardless of having a place of colossal power, their state of mind towards life and good standards stayed unaltered.