On politics

by K.M.

This quote accurately sums up some of my feelings on why studying politics is important and why I love it (although it’s missing a couple of Oxford commas!):

Politics is about more than what governments choose to do or not do; it is about the uneven distribution of power in society, how the struggle over power is conducted and its impact on the creation and distribution of resources, life chances and well-being.

Gerry Stoker and David Marsh, p.7 of their 2010 edited volume Theory and Methods in Political Science (Palgrave Macmillan).