STUDY GUIDE POL 106

STUDY GUIDE POL 106 - 1/15/08 1. Power a. b. c. d. e. f. g....

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1/15/08 1. Power a. Control b. Influence c. Collective action d. Authority e. Dominance f. Hierarchy g. Money h. Fear i. Manipulation j. Rebellion k. Corruption l. Respect 2. power-total influence in a social situation 3. distribution of power 4. Legitimacy- justified, accepted
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1/17/08 1. something is legit when it is accepted 2. Power a. Total influence in a setting b. Resources or power 3. 2 ways people understand a. Institutions i. Accepted way of doing things, a system, a method of conformity, strive for a common goal, a stable organization of people ii. Define who belongs and who doesn’t iii. Rules and norms (unspoken rules) 4. President a. Supreme Court b. Executive branch c. State and local government d. Other countries (foreign government) e. Party f. Interest group g. Media i. Mass public ii. Congress 5. elections create legitimacy 6. resources of power a. presidency What makes him STRONG! i. commander in chief ii. veto power iii. pardoning iv. executive order 1. doesn’t go through congress , what he says goes! v. appointments vi. endorsements vii. sends legislation b. Congress i. Legislate ii. Impeachment iii. Overturn veto iv. Funds v. Oversight (can hold hearings)
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1/22/08 1. power a. institutions institutionalists b. self interest rational choice school i. What is the goal? ii. What is the best way to reach that goal? 2. Machiavelli a. WAS AGGRESSIVE AND RUTHLESS1 st professional politician b. Wrote a book on how to gain power i. Better to be feared than loved 1. best situation is both ii. if you kill the father, kill the children also iii. a ruler should be a lion as well as a fox 1. have to be balanced 3. Plunkitt a. Politician in New York—late 1800’s-early 1900’s b. Worked at Tammany Hall c. How politics works d. Advice e. Advice to young people i. See opportunity take it ii. Don’t go to college 1. book learning has no value iii. don’t act uppity 1. people don’t like being talked down to iv. don’t take the civil service test 1. test to work for the government v. you do no have to be a great speaker vi. bring voters vii. keeps your cards near your chest/clear headed viii. you can never start on politics too early ix. politics is a profession x. study human nature 1. likes and dislikes so you know what to use f. other points i. civil service is bad g. Plunkitt i. Bring voters ii. Marketable goods 1. you have something other people want a. trade b. costs and benefits h. friendship
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2008 for the course POL 106 taught by Professor Tamas during the Spring '08 term at Illinois State.

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STUDY GUIDE POL 106 - 1/15/08 1. Power a. b. c. d. e. f. g....

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