Jef Huysmans, in ‘What is Politics,’ (2005: 43) states that the most likely place for politics to happen are with political individuals in political institutions, stating that “the obvious answer is in national and regional parliaments.” Politics most certainly happens in these places and the...
This article aims to discuss where politics occurs; looking at various influences that theories have put forward and how the information age has undermined the title statement.
Politics is a way of combating the
degradation of society into a violent and unstructured mess by reducing
it to be governed by the primitive instincts of man in order to resolve
To justify politics
however, this premise must be true and through simply considering, the
society in which we live it is evident, that conflict exists.
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however one was to take this premise of the existence of opposing
opinions as false, conflict between individuals should never occur and
politics would not be required to resolve problems.
Many different definitions of politics exist.
The fact that people often make choices that do not align with their pre-supposed inclinations throws into doubt much of what political scientists believe about how and why certain decisions are made, decisions which, in a political environment, have extremely far-reaching implications....
What could be the cause of this conflict in interest?
Instead of channeling grievances through civil society organizations that act as a “safety valve” for discontent in a more peaceful way, most South Africans who want to get their voices heard end up using violence as a tool in order to bring political gain.1 The use of violence as a component of South Africa's political culture was originated during the 1980s anti-apartheid struggle, where the ANC and other underground anti-apartheid groups would use violent and militaristic actions, language, and ideas to get their voices heard as part of social mobilization....