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Unformatted text preview: nd politics interplay between one another in two ways ‘(1) the
state of the organization of knowledge, and (2) the degree of structure differentiation in
human collectives’ (Satori 1973:5). Within this context, open communication and
relationships are fundamental in the application of politics. ‘This most difficult knot to unravel
is that between the sphere of politics and the sphere of society’ (Sartori:6). Human
interactions and the structuring of society have evolved handinhand with politics and
building effective relationships and communicating these is the main purpose of both.
The mechanisms of politics are continually negotiated between social actors. These actors
are able to exercise varying degrees and types of power. In government, politics is about
creating policies and electing actors to represent contrasting ideas for these. The politics of
government creates a mindset to help others understand the rationality of decisions: ‘They
might aim to foster patriotism or cosmopolitanism to produce a nation or to integrate it with
others’ (Dean, 2007: 8). In the same way, m...
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