HUMANRIGHTS AND SCIENCE OF POLITICS
HumanRights and Science of Politics
Humanrights refer to basic rights that belong to every individual wholives in a particular state. The right starts when a person is bornuntil death. Such rights are based on principles like equality andfairness.
Thesisstatement:Human rights are basic rights that every state needs to preserve forits citizens. If a state fails to protect the general public thusthere is a need to seek interventions of other countries to ensurethat individuals attain their rights.
Q1.Human rights are universal and acknowledged fundamentally by globalcommunity and hence sovereign state is required to takeresponsibilities in case there is any form of violation (Stoessinger,2007).For instance, when organizations end up using child labor todistribute illegal drugs and the local government does not prosecutethe offenders, thus it is important to alert other countries toassist. The administration is supposed to ensure provision ofeducation to these children and enact measures to those abusingChildren’s rights. Existing collaboration of business men andcorrupt state oppress freedom of children making other nation to stepin to protect the weak.
Protectingpeople is substantially more critical and a state governed by its ownlaws ought to respect human dignity (O`Donnell,2013).When government ascend against its own residents imposing heavyduties, grabbing people’s land against the law thus forcingdisplacement, indicates a clamp down on freedom of expression andpower control. An act of genocide for instance makes natives to livein fear of their own leaders who are supposed to protect their rights(Evans,2013).Also, when laws meant to govern the sovereign states are violated bythe legislators it is good to seek intervention from other countriesto find a solution where necessary.
Weought to take much time covering the subject of human rights in classbecause students need to know their rights and comprehend theirequality. The topic is basic since it makes them understand how theyshould be treated and acquire knowledge to discern misuse of powerover them. Holding dialog in class creates a chance to interactfreely, explore, challenge and contribute sentiments consequently itdelineates a picture of valuable future leadership.
Thebenefit of instructing the subject in class and covering much on itis to teach undergraduates how to apply lessons learnt from classroomwhen they get to be future leaders (Connor,1994).Thus, the topic forms a good background for students to understandclearly rights of every citizen in a given state.
Q2.I think less time should have been spent on the topic. It is a broadtopic but appears to be self-explanatory, hence dwelling much on itcould hamper coverage of other crucial topics before the end of thesemester. In every given semester learners are required to sit for anexam which will cover the entire course work, therefore if they arenot fully prepared in all topics some will perform poorly.
Themost serious obstacle in political science is how to evaluate atheory. Political science involves conceptualizing of ideas. When oneis not using conceptual analysis, it becomes a challenge to evaluatea theory. Thus, political science requires one to pay full attentionduring conceptualization to provide accurate results. Another seriousobstacle is how to obtain data to test people attitudes. In politicalscience, analysts find it difficult to test theories that focus topersonal thoughts, for instance, how can one obtain data to testracist attitude? Evaluating a theory and testing attitude areexamples of obstacles which prevent the progress of politicalscience.
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