A City Guide To Yangliuqing for The question, How can power be exercised fairly? describes the problem of justice. The question, What should the limits of power be? introduces the issues of individual liberty and civil rights. Politics, first and foremost, is about power. Political theory, it follows, is the study of the nature of power”of the uses, effects, and limits of power. Reflecting on the importance of power to the study of politics and society, the British philosopher Bertrand Russell (1872 1970) wrote that the fundamental concept of social science is Power, in the same sense in which Energy is the fundamental concept in physics. Like energy, power has many forms, such as wealth, armaments, civil authority, influence or opinion. No one of these can be regarded as subordinate to any other, and there is no one form from which the others are derivative. A City Guide To Yangliuqing 2016.