Politics is the study of power and the powerful, of influence and the influential, of rulers and the ruled and of authority and the authoritative. Politics is the struggle for advantage
Politics is the art of compromise to achieve certain ends
Politics is who gets what, when and how (Lasswell)
Politics is the art and science of governance; the means by which the will of the community is arrived at and implemented; the activities of a government, politician or political party. The pursuit and exercise of political power necessary to make binding policy decisions for the community and to distribute patronage and other governmental benefits. The capacity to say no to something dangerous and inimical to public interest (Salonga) Corruption
All forms of unethical practice in the performance of public service Politics exists at any time, at any place, with anybody trying to own and exercise power and influence to attain given objectives.
ESSENTIALS OF POLITICS
Power-capacity to get things done
Process-methods, techniques, approaches and procedures
Organization-machinery to carry out plans, etc.
Opportunity-chances for advantage and gains
Leadership-exercise of authority
Laws-rules, regulations, policies and guidelines
Influence-ways of achieving outcomes
Impact-positive feeling, thinking and doing towards positive change Timelines-use of deadlines
Issues-problems, concerns & programs
Intelligence-wise and advance use of information, skill, talents and other resources Communication-development and promotion of messages
Costs-cash and non-cash requirements
Security-of information and resources for stability and mobility Strategy-tactics, actions, means and ways
Purpose-reasons and causes
On-line-being one with technology (WEBOCRACY)
Opinion-desk-collection of feedbacks
Listening-getting the message to...