Category: Political Science

Types of Ideologies and their Relation with Political Power

Types of Ideologies and their Relation with Political Power: It follows from the nature of ideologies that certain types of ideologies are related to certain types of international policies. Prof. Hans J. Morgenthau discusses certain “typical ideologies of Foreign policies” under the following three headings: Ideologies of the Status Quo, such as peace and intenational law. …

Importance of David Easton System Analysis or Input-Output Analysis

Importance of David Easton System Analysis: Easton’s method has its own advantages. Oran R. Young says that the input-output analysis has the following features which make it attractive. (1) It presents a nicely standardized set of concepts and categories that have the merit of being logically inclusive. (2) It is formulated at a level of abstraction …

David Easton System Analysis Criticism

David Easton System Analysis Criticism: David Easton’s systems analysis has been put to severe criticism. To quote Eugene Meehan, “Like Parsons, Easton does not think of a theory in terms of explanation but in terms of the creation of conceptual framework. The result is a highly abstract structure that is logically suspect, conceptually fuzzy and empirically …

Easton’s Views on Political System and Equilibrium Analysis

Easton’s Views on Political System and Equilibrium Analysis: David Easton is the first major political scientist who has developed a systematic framework based on systems analysis to study political phenomena. He has selected the political system as the basic unit of analysis and concentrated on the intra-system behaviour of various systems as principal areas of research …

Instruments of the Policy of Prestige

Instruments of the Policy of Prestige: The instruments of the policy of prestige can be broken down into the following three headings- Diplomatic Ceremonial: The first instrument of demonstrating one’s power is through diplomatic ceremonies. Kings of Europe paid great attention to the question of the diplomatic ceremony, partly on the assumption that the resolution of …