Concepts Of Comparative Politics

Concepts Of Comparative Politics - Part One: Concepts of...

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Part One: Concepts of Comparative Politics I.) What is Comparative Politics? A.) Politics deals with human decisions, thereby relegating comparative politics to the study of the public and authoritative. B.) Politics deals with social aspects of human behavior, therefore comparative politics studies political decision that take a place within social communities which we call a political system. C.) Comparative politics also deals with decisions made in the private realm of life (ex. Home; peers, etc) D.) In political systems, politics is carried out by the means of authority. -Authority: where form of power is vested within certain groups of individuals with the expectation that their decision will be carried out and respected. E.) Political systems may be open or closed and may be subject to change. II.) Important Terms/Concepts of C.P. A.) Government. 1.) consists of an organization of individuals who are legally empowered to take binding decision that are implemented in society; authoritative and coercive, but it must
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course POL 1500 taught by Professor Garreckpercival during the Spring '08 term at University of Minnesota Duluth.

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