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Jan 10 What human endeavor is the most important, most facile, most relevant ? POLITICS – in that pursuit, the greatest discipline is political science Politics is often associated with violence -With great power comes great responsibility Percentage of voters declines annually WE are no longer able to avoid the luxury of NOT CARING! It no longer gives you sufficient insurance to not care. The core of politics is about human beings making important decisions for themselves. Political science is the study of such decisions. Political decisions are then both Public and Private Public: Politics always involves and has specific consequences for multiple people which are enforced by specific authoritative powers The choices we make are binding and compulsory Why people obey laws 1. Most people believe that the laws of the state are rational 2. Its traditional, people are influenced by long standing habits 3. Persuaded by a charismatic dynamic leader 4. Social Contract, people sacrifice certain personal freedoms/values to the state in
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course POLY SCI 51 taught by Professor Bach during the Winter '08 term at UC Irvine.

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