The subject matter of politics is one that has continued to attract scholarly attention. An important legacy of the attention is the multiple and competing understanding of what it is. This is good for scholarship as it provides very interesting perspectives to what politics is. As both concept and conceptual tool of analysis, it has continued to generate stimulating and interesting controversies. One problem however, is its broad application irrespective of the levels of development of societies and varieties of political systems. This is understandable given the fact that politics exists everywhere not only at the level of domestic and state-state relations, but in homes, churches, mosque etc as well. With respect to the study and analysis of how countries are ruled and decisions arrived at, the idea of politics as a framework of understanding is one that has attracted series of intellectual efforts.