The Theory of Self-determination or one nation and one state, the people who constitute a nationality reserve the Right of Self-determination, the right to decide for themselves with whom they shall be politically associated.
- Jagan Pradhan
The main concern of Political Science is the State, the greatest of all human associations. The word has often been erroneously employed as a synonym for "nation", "country", "society" and "the government."
Though the State is regarded as the highest of all human associations, yet there is a marked distinction between the State and other associations. An association is defined by MacIver, an eminent political thinker of America, as "A group of persons or members who are associated and organized into unity of will or a common end".
8 Main Difference between State and the Society are as follows: