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2.18.08 Mon - Part one theory of government...

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Part one : theory of government; legal/constitutional framework Part two : political behavior, individual and collective, examine why people act the way they do for individuals we will discuss voting and for collective we will talk about political parties. We must first understand the methods of modern political science Part three : Institutional behavior, involving president congress and the supreme court 1. Methods of modern political science Origins of modern political science Origins of political science 2. First scholary political practice was the ancient Greeks How ancient? Athenians? Had citizenship; replacement of primitive tribal rulership (citizenship; constitutional government) 3. Arrived with Plato and Aristotle started around 400 B.C First systematic attempts at explanation of politics methods; they were interested in politics Were they Only interested in Politics? Philosophical investigation and attempts to answer what it is that makes a person, what is the best life that can be lived by a human; the essential nature of humanity
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