Terms - 1) elite democracy- political system in which the...

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1) elite democracy - political system in which the privileged classes acquire the power to decide by a competition for the people’s votes and have substantial freedom between elections to rule as they see fit. 2) direct democracy - The face to face meeting of all citizens in one place to vote on all important issues 3) popular democracy - A political system in which the citizens are involved as much as possible in making decisions that affect their lives 4) Federalist - Supporter of the Constitution during the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and the ratification debates 1787-1788. 5) Anti-federalist - Opponent of the Constitution during the ratification debates. 6) republicanism - 18 th C body of political thought, based on ideas of liberty vs. power, legislatures vs. executives, civic virtue, and the small republic, that shaped the political activities of colonial Americans and infused them with the revolutionary “Spirit of ‘76” 7) Declaration of Independence - Document written by Jefferson and adopted by Congress on July 4, 1776, in which the American colonies announced themselves free and independent from Great Britain and set forth the revolutionary principle of democracy 8) Articles of Confederation - The first written US constitution, ratified by the states in 1781, establishing a loose confederation among the former colonies under a weak national government. 9) Shay’s Rebellion - 1786 upheaval by desperate small farmers in Massachusetts that alarmed conservative republicans and thereby set the stage for the Constitutional Convention of 1787 10) Virginia Plan - Proposal submitted by VA delegation at the CC to create a strong national govt 11) New Jersey Plan - Proposal submitted by NJ delegation at the CC to reform the AoC but maintain most governmental power in the states 12) Great Compromise (Connecticut Compromise) - Agreement in which the CC resolved that Congress would be bicameral, w/ the Senate composed of 2 members from each state and the HoR apportioned to each state’s population. 13) federalism - system where power is divided between the central govt and states 14) information-based economy - economic growth based on the generation of new ideas and services rather than the production of manufactured goods 15) corporate capitalism - developed or advanced stage of capitalism in which large corporations dominate the means of production and often the political system as well 16) market competition - Process in which markets become decentralized arenas where many producers and consumers make free choices among a wide range of products and services 17) shareholder democracy - idea that corporations are held accountable to the public through the power of shareholders over corporate policies. 18)
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course RPOS 101 taught by Professor Cusick during the Fall '07 term at SUNY Albany.

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