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Philippine Politics and
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POLITICS and HISTORY
According to Heywood ( 2011): POLITICS
1. inextricably linked to the phenomena of conflict and cooperation
2. the existence of rival opinions, different wants, competing needs
and opposing interests guarantees disagreement about the rules
under which people live
3.as the art of government, as public affairs generally, as
the non-violent resolution of disputes, and as power and
the distribution of resources (Heywood 2007).
According to Magstadt (2010), Politics is:
The process by which a community selects rulers and
empowers them to make decisions, takes action to attain
common goals, and reconciles conflicts within the community.
• According to De Leon (1999)
It is the systematic study of state and government
POLITICAL ( Greek word “POLIS”- city or sovereign state and
SCIENCE Latin word “SCIRE” means to know)
Politics is defined in such different ways: as
the exercise of power, the exercise of
authority, the making of collective decisions,
the allocation of scarce resources, the
practice of deception and manipulation, and
The virtue of the definition advanced in this
text, 'the making, preserving and
amending of general social rules',
Thus, according to Ellen
Politics can be a realm of surprises and apparent
As you study political science you may find that
your conception of politics has been influenced by
For example, consider how differently you might
view your life, your goals, and your attitudes about
politics if you could be transported across the
boundaries of identity, gender, nationality, age,
and/or economic status.
: According to the Father of
Political Science, ARISTOTLE
Politics is about political system on how to
classify and evaluate them the political
science simply meant political
investigation; thus, a political scientist
was one who sought, through systematic
inquiry, to understand the truth
History is not just knowing something—names,
dates, facts—about the past.
The word history comes from the Greek word
historia for ‘‘inquiring,’’ or asking questions.
The questioning of the past has been an important
tool for gaining information about ourselves.
Indirectly, it helps us to better define the present.
it is the past of mankind (Gottchalk) and the story of
ELEMENTS OF HISTORY
3. PERIOD (TIME ELEMENT)
4. SOURCES: PRIMARY AND SECONDARY
USES AND IMPORTANCE OF
HISTORY SHOWS US WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HUMAN.
HISTORY IMPROVES JUDGEMENT.
HISTORY PROVIDES INSTRUCTIVE EXAMPLES
HISTORY MAKES US BETTER THINKERS.
HISTORY SUPPORTS COMMON CULTURAL
UNDERSTANDING AND DIALOGUE.
HISTORY SATISFIES A NEED FOR IDENTITY.
HISTORY GIVES PLEASURE.
STUDYING THE PAST IS PREPARATION FOR THE FUTURE.
HISTORY AS A DISCIPLINE
CORRECTING THE ERRORS OF PUBLISHED
RE-INTERPRETATION OF HISTORICAL FACTS OR
FILLING THE GAPS IN PHILIPPINE HISTORY.
REWRITING PHILIPPINE HISTORY IN THE FILIPINO
POINT OF VIEW.
Thus, political science is about the scientific
study of political phenomena.
It has been variously defined as “the art of
the possible,” by many political scientist,
they explained it as the study of “who gets
what, when, and how,” as the “authoritative
allocation of values,” and in countless other
History is made conscious of the PRESENT, yes
it is studying the PAST happenings of a certain
events, places, people. But the realization of it
is in TODAY because understanding it is a new
horizon of interpreting the essence of our
foundation. It is the same as the TREE! Yes
TREE as a TREE--- RPC 2013
WHY A TREE??
“Enable for us to taste the fruit we must
know how to plant”—RPC 2013