The course examines the fundamental elements of politics; who rules and in whose interest. It examines the concept of politics and the various views of politics by different scholars. The course examines different approaches to the study of politics, and the levels of politics (inter and intra – state). The course also examines the concept of sovereignty, power, authority, legitimacy, political culture and socialization. Finally, the course examines political parties and pressure groups, party system, constitution and constitutionalism.