ISS 1.9.08 - January 9, 2008 The evolution of world...

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January 9, 2008 The evolution of world politics I. The evolving world system: early development a. Greece and Rome i. Early ideas of democracy and international relations—extended only as far as citizenship (excludes slaves and women) ii. Political thinkers 1. Aristotle, Plato, Cicero iii. Territorial states 1. Sovereignty, nationalism, legal system (Rome) b. Middle Ages i. Ruled by church (Pope) 1. arguments over role of church as an intermediary between individual and god (modern day Shi’ites and Sunnis) ii. Martin Luther 1. separated from church for political and theological reasons 2. Henry VIII separated from catholic church because he was not able to divorce his wife—created the Anglican Church iii. Treaty of Westphalia (1648) 1. Citizens took on the religion of the monarch II. The 18 th and 19 th century a. Democratic revolutions i. Glorious Revolution in England (1688) 1. Parliament superior to the monarch 2. Parliamentary democracy—more exportable than presidential democracy, presidents likely to become
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course ISS 325 taught by Professor Malloy during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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ISS 1.9.08 - January 9, 2008 The evolution of world...

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