Political Culture: what is the liberal consensus (or American Creed)? why is it important for understanding American politics? -what are the components of the consensus? -how have excluded groups responded to this dominant political culture? what are some of the consequences of the liberal consensus and why are they important for American politics (e.g., limited government, tensions)? what is the difference between the liberal consensus and classical republicanism (or communitarianism)? why do critics see multiculturalism as a challenge to the liberal consensus? are anti-liberalism and extreme (or hyper) liberalism the same thing? how is American political culture reflected in American political structure (institutions)? in what ways might political culture and government structure contribute to public dissatisfaction with government? Constitution: what were the major challenges faced by the framers and how were they addressed? in what way can the Constitution be seen as a counter-revolution?
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course POLI SCI 217 taught by Professor Schweber during the Spring '08 term at University of Wisconsin.