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section-october 23rd midterm review - John Locke English...

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Unformatted text preview: John Locke English philosopher, wrote political philosophy (Two Treaties of Government). n Nature of Man – men are in a state of equality with no one persons subordinate to another. Man is free to pursue life, liberty, and pursuit of property. n State of War – when one man attempts to control another, they enter a state of war creating an incentive for the formation of a government n Formation of Government: Men voluntarily consent to enter into a govt. for protection, thereby quitting the State of Nature. Commonly referred to as a Social Contract. n Significance: Classic Liberalism n Locke was a proponent of classic liberalism which includes individualism, freedom, equality, right to private property, popular sovereignty, limited govt./laissez-faire govt., competition and change is accepted part of the govt. process. n The significance of classic liberalism is that many of these ideals are part of our government and political culture. Tilly raises 4 Approaches  Substantive Approach  Procedural Approach  Process-Oriented Approach  Needed to Provide Benefit/Detriment of each approach  You also needed to tell “why” you defended a certain approach  You also needed to tell why you felt a certain approach was least defensible Kingdon  Many people were confused:  The variables(migration, diversity and localism, economic and social structure, opportunity and isolation) these paths lead to our ideology or political culture which is comprised of 2 characteristics according to Kingdon: Individualism and Equality of Opportunity Need to distinguish between equality of opportunity rather than equality of result-pull yourself up by the boot strap, etc....
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2008 for the course POSC 100 taught by Professor Auerbach during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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