Politics and Its Relationship Between the Government and the State’s Minority Citizens

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Political science is governed by five myths: that it studies politics; that it is scientific; that it is possible to study politics separated off from economics, sociology, and history; that the state in our democratic capitalist society is politically neutral, that is available as a set of institutions and mechanisms to whatever group wins the election; and that political science, as a discipline, advances the cause of democracy.1 Politics, in the broadest sense, is the activity through which people make, preserve and amend the general rules under which they live. Politics is the process of who gets what, when, and how. Lastly, politics is a process of allocating scarce values.2 Various theorists and concepts define what the role of …show more content…
The wealthy maintained the control of the state while basically the minorities (lower class) were just living in the state. There was no way of governmental power shifting and the citizens were stuck in the class they were in forever. Those minority citizens who were merchants or farmers would be just that for their entire life. Plato believed by keeping everyone is a certain class and job would create the perfect society. Aristotle’s definition of politics differs from that of Plato’s. Aristotle states that there are three classes of people. These classes are the rich, poor, and the middle class. The middle class is essentially larger in population size than any of the other classes. Aristotle believed that growing up rich prevented one from learning how to be and unwilling to be obedient to the laws, making one or more likely to become over ambitious, and abuse authority. As for the poor, they are more likely to fall at the other extreme and must be ruled like slaves. The middle class was the least likely to subjugate authority and the most likely to work together as a team in friendship. Aristotle believed that the poor and the rich would fight with each other and with either establishing a democracy or an oligarchy to create an advantage over the other, instead of true justice for all. This is

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