NAME: OTOO SOPHIA ABENA SERWAAI.D.:10559368 LECTURER: KWAME ASAH-ASANTEGROUP: C (MAIN CAMPUS)Question: What Is Politics? In what ways can the study of Politics be viewed as Science?The word ‘politics’ was coined from the Greek word ‘polis’, which means ‘city-state’. There is no standard or general definition of politics due to its wide scope and universality. Many politicalscientists and scholars like Austine Ranny, Harold Lasswell, Robert Dohl and others have variously defined politics based on their own outlook or perception about the concept. However, in simple terms, politics can be said to be the inter-relationship that exist between people living together in the state; and also the attempt by individuals or group of people to capture power through elections so as to implement their own interests and ideas in the state.There has been a prolonged debate among political thinkers as to whether the concept of politics should be considered a science. Some writers and school of thoughts have argued that politics can never be compared to science or studied scientifically. However, other political scientists likeAristotle, the father of political science maintain firmly that, the concept of politics possesses thecharacteristics to be termed as science. This can be seen in the following ways;
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DR MAAME ADWOA GYEKYE JANDO
Science, political scientists, scientific methods, SOPHIA ABENA SERWAA