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Politics and Power empowerment, globalization and globalism

Political Science
Course Code
POLS 1000
Ross Rudolph

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Lecture 2
Political power depends on socially constructed and acknowledged
institutions and practices
o Political power is in the eye of the beholder
“Power-to” - EMPOWER
o Being able to achieve
o A has power over B if A can make B do something that B wouldn’t
otherwise do
B is disempowered
o Inevitable process of modernity
Shrinking of world
Stage of capital development
o Way of governing processes to make point
No matter how constraining real world developments are, only
one choice is wrong
Always another way
There is no alternative
o Real world is changing constantly
Politics is everything
o Not confined
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