American Politics Review

American Politics Review - Political Culture commonly...

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Political Culture – commonly shared attitudes, beliefs, and core values about how government should operate Personal Liberty – a key characteristic of US democracy, initially meaning freedom from governmental interference, today it includes demands for freedom to engage in a variety of practices free from government Natural Law – a doctrine that society should be governed by certain ethical principles that are part of nature and, as such, can be understood by reason Civil Society – society created when citizens are allowed to organize and express their views publicly as they engage in an open debate about public policy Hobbes – King is Good, not because of divine right but because state of nature sucks, we need an enforcer to keep order Locke – State of nature blows but we don’t need a king, wrote Social Contract, give people the power, people give consent to the government, government protects natural rights, if fails to do so dissolve and create new government Declaration of Independence – list of grievances, emphasis on liberty and equality,
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