US_Govt_Ch_1_Democracy_and_Politics

US_Govt_Ch_1_Democracy_and_Politics - Govt 2305 US...

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Govt 2305 US Government The Struggle for Democracy Greenberg and Page Chapter 1 Democracy and American Politics
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The Roots of Politics and Government Define Politics Define Government Define Political Values Describe the Relationship of Values to Politics and Government Institutions
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Politics Politics is the allocation of values and resources for a society. Values are both material (resources) and non material in nature. Resources are limited which creates a competitive distribution system.
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Government Government is the institutions and processes that make public policy for a society. Institutions are the structures making the decisions and rules. Process is how the decisions are made. Policy is a decision made by a government.
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The Political Society No rules or laws are needed in the state of nature (anarchy). Politics and the competition for resources resulted in conflict. As we formed societies, we demanded the
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2008 for the course GOV 39300 taught by Professor Leal during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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