Final Review Study Sheet POSC 100

Final Review Study Sheet POSC 100 - Final Review Study...

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Final Review Study Sheet (included: Term sheet and all Notes) Terms : Different types of Demo: o Direct: Power is held by whoever wants it Universal suffrage = among voters A way of life Ex. Ballot incentives, recalls o Majoritarian: system of decision making which is made by  majorities democracy o Liberal- Locke- to ensure individual rights mechanism like  amendments that people protect minorities.  o Madisonian: Structure majority and protect: indirect  democracy. Normal people are to stupid to be in charge so  they must elect people to make the decisions for them Fragmentation of power checks and balances. Defining Democracy in terms of Tilly: - 4 past theories for there to be a democracy: o Constitutional: Focus on the laws: ex. Katsistan - Substantive: Position in government that is stated is what actually  happens.  o Problem: regime, shams - Procedural: o Small range of procedure that must be met Recalls, use of elections Not always can tell the whole story - Process Oriented Approach: o Free and fair elections o Free media o Inclusive citizenship 1
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Federalist 10: written by Madison factions o ensures everyone has same opinions o filibuster o electoral process Tyranny of the Majority: *The phrase  tyranny of the majority , used in discussing systems of  democracy  and  majority rule , is a criticism of the  scenario  in which  decisions made by a majority under that system would place that majority's  interests so far above a minority's interest as to be comparable in cruelty to  " tyrannical despots . [1] *The phrase has variously been sourced to  John Stuart Mill  in  On   Liberty  (1859) and  Alexis de Tocqueville  in  Democracy in America  (1835,  1840); the  Federalist Papers   Checks and Balances: Louis Hartz view on American Liberal Ideology: 2
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He attributed the triumph of the liberal worldview in America to its  lack of a  feudal  past, and thus the absent struggle to overcome a  conservative internal order; its vast resources and open space; and to the  liberal values of the original settlers, who represented only a narrow  middle-class slice of  European  society. Mills three Levels of Power: Mills: Stratification of power:  Military, corp., political And they are all intertwined.  They work together for their own interest Elites: Origins, education are from the same circle Homo Civicus V. Homo Politicus: Civicus: only does what is necessary in politics Politicus: people who are actually involved. Polyarchy:
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course POSC 100 taught by Professor Auerbach during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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