Why Is Politics A Science Not An Art?

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Politics is a science as it is a study of the interaction of human behaviour. Science uses collective data to bring about rational facts , they obtain this collective data by carrying out experiments and through observation. Political science used different methodically to de terim facts about human interaction with the forces that regulates them
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Whether politics is a science or an art is perhaps a matter of interpretation. However, as you mention, politics is widely considered as belonging to the realm of science. Perhaps a reason for this is that politics is concerned with control and regulation. Thus, politics is associated with measurable concepts.The arts, on the other hand, are more typically associated with immeasurable and even infinitive concepts.
Artists often strive to portray the undefinable and immeasurable. As well, the arts are often concerned with an individual and solitary creator. Politics, in contrast, is largely concerned withcommunity and groups. Despite this, many politicians would say that art certainly comes into the practice of politics. After all, winning an election is a matter of imagery, expression, emotion and persuasion - all these elements are also used when an artist creates a painting. Some people would agree that politics is neither solely an art or a science, but a bit of both.
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It is a science because it observes, experiments the government systems, it also measures the political life of the people occupying a certain territory.
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Because the method which applied in science e.g observation, predicting, measured, explanation etc. These method also applied in political science. That why political science as a science.
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It is neither an art or a science, It is a bit of both.
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Because politics make use of the scientific methods that includes gathering of facts, setting of hypothesis ets.
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I agree, Politics is usually considered a Science but something is so defined when it can be argued that by applying certain elements the outcome is certain and or predictable. History does not support this as the systems so far eg. Communism, capitalism, even family life etc have largely failed to develop the desired wholesome results. One could therefore argue that Politics is not a scientific (certain) operation as we know with certain that 2 + 2 = 4. The only political order that will prove certain is enveloped in the revolutionary taming of a persons soul so that individuals will live.Loving God with all their mind, heart, body and strength and Loving our neighbour as yourself. An individual therefore is the evolving self in an order with God, for an outcome that will embrace under God a methodology of God..spelt out in so many Holy books, but never truly practiced, as man has put himself as the knowledge base of all. Even in countries which say they practice theocracy, the practice is based on interpretation and I dare say ego.. Heaven on earth is a reality if God's politics is implemented as a Science and He should know..HE Created All things but once left man to shape his destiny. With the world rapture and the rejection of corruption only HIS WAY will make what the art of politics could not capture on any canvas.
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Because it uses scientific methods. All likes politics or to be politicians. Art comes naturally and is not forced. People enter politics because some are forced to so they can earn money.
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Because it makes sense
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The answer to this is simple. Ok let us look at it this way we have people who study natural sciences and we called them scientists even though we hardly include the natural in the scientists, but it is evident that they are natural scientists. Now let us come to the read answer first of all, all about politics is human behavior towards power struggle and the likes. A person who study politics is called a political scientist because he study human behavior, let say for example a politician who wants power in a certain constituency will go and observe the people living in that constituency and know what they want. Base on that he will know how to campaign to them. I do not denied the fact that it do not have any art features in it but it is a science discipline

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