Due to the historical task faced by the people at different times, requires political role focus and focus coupled with a different view of history, so emphasized in the interpretation of political concepts is different, so they had a right What is the various political answer, and the formation of a large number of political definition.
Western political scientists and political under many definitions, For example: (1) that politics is the activity of the country, is to govern the country, to win or save power behavior. (2) that political power struggle relationships power phenomenon. The (3) think politics is an expression of personal will and interests of people in the arrangement of public affairs, the political goal is to develop policies, which is handling public affairs. (4) that politics is the process of policy formulation and implementation. (5) think politics is a social interest, is the authoritative allocation of social values.
Politics as a social phenomenon and social superstructure, appears in the generated class conflict and countries, and always, directly or indirectly linked with the State. Closely related to the political interests of the various powers the main. The various powers the main access and protect their own interests, and the inevitable occurrence of a different nature and level of conflict, to determine the basic properties of the political struggle is always an interest. Economic and social life, cultural and ideological interests, the pursuit of power, as well as some psychological satisfaction, etc., the basic driving force for the various powers the main political run. Politics as the powers of the main safeguarding their own interests, mainly relying on state power a variety of dominant behavior, and power constraints, relying on a variety of anti-dominated behavior, such as the rule of behavior, management behavior, participation behavior, struggle behavior, leadership behavior, the behavior of anti-government, authority, influence, power, competition. The common feature of these behaviors is to the interests of as the center, mandatory, with varying degrees of domination and mutual struggle. The relationship between politics and power body, mainly the interaction of the specific behavior. Such as the rule and the rule of the relationship, the relationship between management and participation, authority and obedience relationship, the relationship of mutual struggle. These relationships also largely depends on the inevitability of social and economic relations.