• Socio-Politics

    COMMAND AND CONTROL OF SOCIETY

    Good governance is more than a matter of precepts. It is the understanding of the nature of government, politics and political power between them, particularly its uses and abuses. As every society is a mosaic of individuals and social groups with varying interests, desires, goals and aspirations to survive and thrive, there is the need for the effective coordination of the activities of its constituents with a view to maintaining peace, order and harmony. The achievement of this goal requires the control or direction of public affairs by a group of people who have the authority to do so. This group of people and the set of institutions through which…

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    NEED TO CLARIFY POLITICAL CONCEPTS

    A concept is a reflection of concrete objects and their properties using  forms of sensory, cognition-sensation, perception and representation.  Concepts and idea to be wider than concepts. Political concepts and ideas occur when we think of and practise politics. A political concept is that  which features I’m contests for power, authority, influence, governance,  dominion and control. A political concept, such as ‘democracy’, is not a concrete  thing. It is a general idea or view of organised group control. As such, it is an idea with a range of meaning at various times and in different contexts. As a concept it is the idea of a specific democratic society yet, it…

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    VOTING ATTITUDES IN RECENT DEMOCRACY

    As we citizens has civic to vote, should voting be compulsory? We can argue to make voting compulsory in order to increase turn-out. We can also argue that making voting compulsory will be a violation of citizens’ liberty. Other argument against making voting compulsory is that it will corrupt the notion of civic duty, which is supposed to be voluntary. What about the argument that voting is actually inconsistent with reasoning, because even if one care about the outcome of an election, if you consider the actual probability that your vote will make a difference and you discount the value of your preferred outcome by the chance that your vote…

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    ISSUE OF CONSTRAINT AND AUTONOMY

    Freedom is construe as the absence of any constraint which is either imposed by the state or by other individual or citizens in the society. Freedom or liberty like other concepts is an essentially contested concept and the definition of it by anyone will depend on his/her ideological persuasion, but if we want to give a sort of logical structure of the concept, we say A is free to do B in other to be free from C. in this analysis, ‘freedom to’ (positive) is not complete without ‘freedom from’ (negative). If we have freedom to education e.g. we are free from ignorance. In other words, the two basic logical…

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    THE QUESTIONS OF SOVEREIGNTY

    Sovereignty is the attribute by which a person or institution exercises ultimate authority over every other person or institution on its domain. Traditionally, the existence of a final arbiter or legislator is said to be essential if people are to live together in peace and security. This example brought most readily to mind by the word ‘sovereign’ is the individual monarch, and the theory of sovereignty was at one time closely linked with the defense of monarch. Sovereignty is a final authority that is itself subject to no further authority. Fundamental questions include asking whether such an authority is necessary in an orderly political state, or whether systems of “checks…

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    COMPONENT OF THE IDEA OF STATE

    There is much overlap between the definitions and broad agreement on the main features which a political organization must exhibit in order to belong to the class of a ‘state’: There is a population which reproduces itself and whose members are socially related. There is territory. There is a single government. The state is legally and politically independent from other states, and recognized by other states as an independent or sovereign state. However, probably no state fully realizes all the characteristics ascribed to the abstraction ‘the state’. For example, there is no agreement on what size the population or territory must be, how effective the government must be in enforcing…