Power, Authority and Influence

IseOlorunkanmi, Ojo Joseph (2023) Power, Authority and Influence. In: Introduction to Political Science. Department of Political Science, Federal University, Oye Ekiti, Federal University, Oye Ekiti, pp. 81-86. ISBN 978-978-799-711-6

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The scope of political science has become a subject of debate among scholars in the field. From these intellectual debates have emerged two broad perspectives: the normative and the empirical perspectives. The normative perspective reflects the ideals and arguments of idealism, the empirical perspective espoused the arguments of realism. The study of politics from the realist standpoint became the dominant method in the study and understanding of politics in the twentieth century. The displacement of idealism by realism has brought with the emergence of concepts including the concept of power that enhances the study of politics in a practical and realistic sense. It was on this basis that we examine the concept of power, authority and influence. These three concepts have been misconstrued to mean the same. While they are intricately interrelated and interwoven, they are not the same.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2024 11:10
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2024 11:10
URI: https://eprints.lmu.edu.ng/id/eprint/5161

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