Comparative Politics: Structures And Choices By Lowell Barrington

“Money makes the world go ‘round” is a statement that has littered the world’s vocabulary from wealthy entrepreneurs to lower-class working citizens. It’s something that individuals across the globe recognize. However, the truth of the matter is, that without legislation and law, there would be no planet for society to make money on. Obviously this is a delicate balance that, if threatened, can cause complete pandemonium. The reason that this is so delicate is that, to be blunt, economics is a very fundamental base for politics. However, it is just that. Economics is a very integral part of politics, but economics is not the sole reason that politics exists. There are other factors that prove that politics is much more than just economics. The first of these factors is societal ethnocentrism. Ethnocentrism is the idea that one group or culture compares and contrasts its own values and interests to another, in the …show more content…
In the book Comparative Politics: Structures and Choices by Lowell Barrington, Barrington discusses multiple political ideologies that bundle politics into economics. A few of those being a progressive ideology, the idea that a strong and active government should redistribute incomes, a Marxist ideology, a support for the government that allows the working middle class to thrive through eliminating various income inconsistencies, or a reactionary ideology, a policy that allows for the economy to run its own course. This is all crucial to politics, because it is the way that political leaders believe the basis of our country should be run. Economic endeavors are the fundamental structure of which our country builds off of. The economy is often related to the very thing that defines the successes and failures of political leaders, making it a crucial part of politics. However, it is not to be confused with the only reason politics exists and is

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