The study of politics involves the study of any institution in which power relationships exist. The prevailing attitude of the political scientist is that he is concerned with who gets what, when and where. Significantly, he does not consider it his business to ask why. Yet without asking why power struggles go on his study is meaningless. What makes contemporary “objective” political science so meaningless is its refusal to discuss anything which cannot be quantified— hence the question why is out.
Recommended CitationDiscussion: ALR 10, Australian Left Review, 1(10), 1967, 31-40.