POLITICAL SCIENCE

Is Political Science A Science

Political science cannot be termed an exact science in the same sense like chemistry, physics or biology, because the unit of analysis involved in political science are human beings who are unpredictable and are not subject to be classified as an exact science. Moreover, political scientist cannot attain the objectivity of the physical scientists, for …

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Political Science | Method of Studying Political Science

George B. de Huszar and Thomas H. Stevenson (1968) in their book, “political studies” defined political science as the field of study concerned primarily with the power relationships between men, among men and the state, and among states. It therefore involves human control, regulation and influence. Sometimes, political science confines itself entirely on governmental considerations, …

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Duties and Responsibilities of Government to the Citizens

Provision of Security Welfare of Citizens Promotion of Political Activities Provision and Promotion of Economic Activities Provision of Social Amenities Provision of Security: The important reason for state creation is for the security of life and property. Thomas Hobbes is of the view that the social contract between individuals and the state is for security …

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Problems of Federal System of Government

The outstanding problems peculiar to federalism are minority fear, ethnic cleavages, religious intolerance, coup, political instability, creation of states and local governments, federal character, marginalization and revenue allocation. Minority fear: The fear of minority and the tendency of clinging to ethnic roots have frantically threatened the existence of Nigeria. There are three major ethnic groups …

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Democracy | Definition & Types

The term democracy was derived from two Greek words, ‘demos meaning people and ‘kratia’ meaning rule of or by. Therefore, democracy means rule of people or rule by the people. Democracy originated from ancient Greek city state of Athens. According to George B. Huszar and Thomas H. Stevenson (1968), democracy can be defined as the …

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