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Essay Question: Define “politics” in your own words relate your definition to that of the classical scholars discussed in class. Which of the three do you prefer and why. Introduction:
Many people disagree about what the word politics can mean and how it is used in our country. It is often brought up in a negative manor that leads people to believe that politics itself is evil. The problem is, that the majority of our country can’t give a strong definition of what politics is to begin with. But it is something all American citizens should be able to understand, and by doing a little research it can happen. Politics is what decides our future and is the most important aspect of this democracy we have. The following essay discusses what politics is and classical scholar’s definition of politics. Body:

* Define politics and how it applies
* Politics, definition.
* Explain
* classical scholars definition of politics
* 1) David Easton; He defined politics as the authoritative allocation of values. * 2) Harold lasswell: He defined politics as who gets what, when and how. * 3) Han Morgenthau; He defined politics as power struggle.

* which of the classical scholars definition of politics do we prefer. I prefer Harold lasswells definition of politics as to "who gets what, when, and how." "Politics," according to Lasswell, is concerned with determination, by official governmental decision making and action, of who in political society receives what benefits, rewards, and advantages and how much of them they receive, when they receive the benefits, rewards, and advantages, and the methods by which they receive them, Conclusion-

Politics is the best thing discovered because without it America would not be what it is now, and we will not have had places to call our home. Politics can never be evil like Bob Dylan’s definition says. To fully understand politics, one needs to know and understand the three classical definitions of politics. That is, “politics is the authoritative allocation of values” by David Easton, “politics is who gets what, how and when” by Harold Lasswell and finally, “politics is a power struggle” by Hans Morgenthau.

Politics.
Many people disagree about what the word politics can mean and how it is used in our country. It is often brought up in a negative manor that leads people to believe that politics itself is evil. The problem is, that the majority of our country can’t give a strong definition of what politics is to begin with. But it is something all American citizens should be able to understand, and by doing a little research it can happen. Politics is what decides our future and is the most important aspect of this democracy we have. The following essay discusses what politics is and classical scholar’s definition of politics. Politics is the art or science of running a government, community, or institution. It is also the people that work within that government, community, or institution and the way that they handle affairs to achieve their short term or long term goals to be successful and to make the people of communities happy and satisfied (Jasinski and Monahan) . Politics has a lot of aspects where people try to gain more authority or power over other people or groups so that they have more of a say in what happens. Politics is also where people are given authority to make decision that will affect mass amounts of people. This relates to David Easton's classical definition of politics where he says that every society has to have authority, it could mean one person or a group of people to make decisions. (Jasinski and Monahan ).Hans Morgenthau's definition of politics being a power struggle is also very true because a lot of the time this is what people are most able to see. They are able to see how individuals involved in politics try to gain the power in order to be more successful. I agree with David Easton’s definition of...
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