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Setting the Stage: Chapter One

What do Political Scientists study? they study and analyze, try to keep emotions out and study all sides of an issue and define terms precisely.
Examples of politics
making politics A common decision for a group of people making choices.
The use of politics power by one person or a group to effect the behavior of another.
Common Decision
Exercise of power by any mean a) coercion- to force b) persuasion-to convince someone c) construction of incentives-best interest to do it d) manifest and implicit- observe/hidden
Politics and Power "all politics are form of power w/highly varied sources"
Power and Choice- most issues have two or more views and most views have truth to them.
Politics of the State
political science approaches
political subfields
Created by: Msmlb_93