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Test 1-Study Guide

Test 1-Study Guide - Political Science 1001 Test 1 Study...

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Political Science 1001 Test 1 – Study Guide 1. What is the principle of subjectivity? a. The recognition of the self; consciousness of self and others recognize as “you” not “we” b. The Emergence of the consciousness of self. In tribal organizations, particularly in the ancient world, we are only conscious of the “we.” When the “I” emerges, tribal organization is disrupted. That is why the principle of subjectivity causes so many problems and eventually leads to the development of a second form of political species. c. Moves from tribalism to the individuated. 2. What is the political consciousness? a. Self conscious, deliberate, search for rational and moral order. 3. Why and how does the principle of subjectivity lead to estrangement? a. The new idea of the “I” instead of the “we.” It’s no long the “same person” and you’re “you” and I’m “me.” 4. What are the two species of political being? a. Tribalism and Individuated 5. What is the political significance of consciousness of self? a. It causes us to be conscious of our own rights. b. It is the principle of subjectivity and that leads to the development of political consciousness and with it a new mode of political being, namely the modern individuated species of political being. c. It leads us to be concerned about our own individual rights, while consciousness of other leads us to be concerned about our obligations to those around us. 6. What is the political consciousness of others? a. What are my obligations to you? What do I owe you? 7. What are the characteristics of tribal societies? a. Consciousness we call “we.” b. Kinship shared is blood. c. Instinct customs. d. Live in villages e. Exile is the worst punishment 8. What are the characteristics of individuated societies? 9. What are the characteristics of the modern nation? How is it tribal? a. Based on ethnicity, religion, race, language, or some combination of all. b. People share culture to the extent that they are consciousness of each other. c. Have a kind of religious quality about them called patriotism 10. What are the characteristics of the modern state? How is it individuated?
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a. People within a territory who shares a common government which possesses sovereignty. b. It is possible to have a state with one or more nation. 11. What are the strengths and weaknesses of tribal societies? a. Strengths i. Strong sense of belonging ii. Identity iii. Sociality iv. Security v. In group/out group mentality b. Weaknesses i. Ethnocentricity ii. Violence iii. Genocide 12. What are the strengths and weaknesses of individuated political societies?
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