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gov 312L, 01.28.08 - Models of Democracy IV New type of...

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01/28/08 Models of Democracy IV New type of society: -make sure that inequality won’t exist, move to socialism -also, take away representative democracy 1. Marxian Democracy a. Basic Assumptions: i. Economics as the “Base” of politics 1. Economics are what drive the other spheres 2. Politics reflect what is going on in society ii. Exploitation is inherent in the Capitalist Market Economy 1. There are only a few rich people, and many poor people who are dependent on them a. A lot of competition in working class, not paid fair wages b. Problems of Representative Democracy i. Under Capitalism, politics is Class Domination 1. The business class that owns the means of production, so it “runs the show” 2. One person = one vote is a facad: a. The few people who are richer can transfer that power into political power: political donations, ect. ii. Mechanisms of Predominant Business Influence 1. Many senators and people on the President’s cabinet are recruited from business 2. The gov’t is structurally dependent on business
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course GOV 312L taught by Professor Madrid during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas.

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