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The Role of Politics in Society

Many bloggers, and even some politicians, often make reference to something called being politically interested, or, being politically aware. However, the idea that politics is simply, or primarily, about political power struggles has long been challenged over recent years. Many political scientists have challenged this view. Still, most political scientists agree that politics does play a substantial role in society. Politics, at the very least at the broadest level, is defined by the political parties involved.

Politics is, in large part, a social activity. It is definitely so. As political scientist Robert Weihlmann put it “Politics is a social activity and political institutions are political institutions.” Politics is not static; it constantly changes as groups of people come together and find different ways of cooperating to satisfy their political needs. This ongoing process of politics has been present because the earliest history of democracy, as groups of men banded together to form political coalitions to accomplish particular ends.

From the earliest days of politics the concept of politics was linked closely to the question of power. At that time, power meant individual control over social organizations such as for example warring against neighboring tribes, creating a country, and so forth. Power was tied closely to the ownership of land, and thus, politics became a game of who had more access to political power. Thus, those groups with the best number of warriors were able to rule through the use of politics. Power was in line with the fact that those who held political power had access to more weapons and for that reason, were with the capacity of defending themselves making use of their political power. Thus, politics became closely linked to war.

The first civilizations that existed beyond the reach of Rome didn’t have political systems, and therefore, politics was not an important matter. Groups of men would band together and create political coalitions when necessary. Rome had not been developed enough at this time to create stable governments, and thus, politics became an important factor that has been considered when forming alliances with other groups. Many of these political coalitions happened because of religious or nationalistic reasons. Religious groups like the pagans or the Jews would sometimes form coalitions so that you can fight off encroaching empires.

As political theory became more developed through the entire centuries that followed, it begun to become more intertwined with ideas of right and wrong. For example, lots of people would associate right thinking with societal bliss, moral enlightenment, and a sense of honor and integrity. Quite often, political systems were established through the use of force, and the societies that emerged in the classical world were generally brutalized through the use of political violence.

However, despite the fact that some political thinkers argue that such societies are too difficult to analyze, most political scientists have tried to analyze how politics really works in the real world today. Actually, political scientists have spent decades trying to explain the workings of politics in the twenty-first century world. Most political theories in the twentieth century have already been developed through the analysis of political systems which have developed throughout the world. Studying the political systems of ancient and contemporary societies has revealed a great deal about how politics works.

Politics is usually regarded as a political arena where sets of people decide on what sort of political system they would like to live in. However, politics also plays an integral role in social interaction, and politics play a part in the shaping of social norms. Many social scientists have theorized that the way that politics influences social interaction is through deliberation. For example, in case a political philosopher discusses the problem of poverty, many people might immediately commence to discuss their own personal strategies for alleviating poverty.

In addition to social interaction, politics influences other aspects of human life including cultural norms, gender roles, national identity, and even religion. All of these aspects of politics can be traced back to their origins in ancient societies. Thus, politics plays a vital role in all respects of contemporary human life. Although political debate is often seen as the domain of powerful governments and political leaders, politics could be understood as a process where people come to decide how their society and world will function, and how they themselves will be affected by that process. 일상

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