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POS-201 Notes - POS-201 Notes Lord Vader's three key rules...

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POS-201 Notes Lord Vader’s three key rules for Poli Sci Good Political science is about the reduction of uncertainty only an idiot  gets angry at a fact *The Preamble: Live it. Love it. Learn  it .* Change is not revolutionary, it is incremental Gov’t and democracy Gov’t  o Defined:  A social organization extending to the whole of society that can  legitimately use force to carry out its decisions. o 83,000 gov’t entities o purposes of maintain order protect life and property provision of public goods promotion of equality o Dilemmas of gov’t traditional freedom v. order modern
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freedom v. equality o philosophical perspectives on gov’t John Locke social contract theorist people make a deal with gov’t obey as long as protected if social contract is broken, people have the right to  revolution (last resort) Thomas Hobbes state of nature  pessimist, humans are evil gov’t tells you what to do no gov’t-->chaos Jean Jacques Rousseau gov’t should only be there to help no ruling just helping (promoting the common good)
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POS-201 Notes Democracy Greek: Rule by the many definitions of o substantive liberty, equality, dignity o procedural participation majority rule types of o direct all participation in all decisions “pure democracy” o representative decisions made by elected officials republic problem of faction o what if the majority wants to persecute the minority? paradox of democracy + majority rule o solving the problem of faction Madison,  The Federalist Papers limited gov’t
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Political Culture defined o widely shared views about who should govern for what ends + by what  means components of o values a person's principles or standards of behavior; one's judgment  of what is important in life right or wrong o beliefs true or false Equality American dilemma o Slavery the exception types of o legal equality the best justice “money can buy”
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