State and People

State and People - State and People The State Has...

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State and People The State Has territory. Boundaries that are clearly marked Has population Has sovereignty Internal Sovereignty Full and exclusive legal power to make and enforce laws for the people within its territory External Sovereignty Right to conclude binding agreements with other states Nation A group of people with a strong psychological sense of unity based upon common history, language, culture, economic life, territory Nation vs. State State- a legal term Who gets to make the laws and such Nation- a sociological term Nation-State Group of people subject to its law, who feel they belong together One state, one nation Civil Society and the State Civil society- free individuals and groups. Competing against each other. (Free people not involved with the government) The state- Government and bureaucracy. Civil society interacts with the government with taxes, demands, etc. The civil society is important in making a democratic state
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course PSCI 1024 taught by Professor Taylor during the Spring '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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