Government As A Process Or The Art Of Governing
Government is referred to as an art of governing because it is a body vested with the supreme power of the affairs of a state. A government is vested with the power of maintaining peace and security by putting in place machinery for that purpose.
Government as an art of governing include:
1. Government makes laws and enforces them on the people of that country. It makes policies and implements then. Equally, it interprets laws and punishes the offenders. Most of the policies, and actions taken are meant for the general well-being of the society.
2. Government should be able to carry the people along in most of the activities embarked upon. The efficiency of government in the process of administration is based on the principle of separation of powers, where the organs of government – the executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary have their powers distinctly separated both in functions and in personnel. Each of the organs has it’s functions defined by the constitution.