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Political Science study guide - American Dilemma- Equality in theory, not in practice (Belief in equality but permission in slavery) - Amicus curiae- “friend of the court brief”, interest groups file in support of a person’s cause they share - Appropriations- gov’t funds voted by legislature - Authoritarian- Non democratic gov’t hierarchical organization, oppose individual freedom - Behaviorialism- the study of actual human behavior rather then speculative theories - Bourgeois (the capitalists) - middle class Ex. Country goes to war, because of ^^ for economic gain Fed. Bureaucracy - What it does? - Controlling it… - Contradictions in expectations of… - Pros: Cons: - Casework (Photo Opportunities) Ex. Helping an old lady w/ an issue & getting press coverage on matter - Civil Rights- ability to participate [voting & free speech] - Communism- society where status & class do not exist (all pay is the same lawyer/grocer) - Conservatism- keeping system largely UNCHANGED (conserve) - Realignment- Major long term shift in party ID - Democracy Substantive- things that are intangible [liberty, equality, dignity] *valuable* Procedural- participation [elections] 1. Direct (Pure Democracy)- local level, small town, clubs
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2. Representative(Republic Democracy)- Large group, these people are chosen in free & fair elections - Discipline- field of study, rep. by an academic dept. or major - Economic rights- guarantees of material living standards (have a job/get an education) - Equality Legal- all people are equal in a court of law Ex. Celebrity gets slap on wrist, reg. person gets a sentence Political- taken hundreds of yrs for everyone to vote and have equality - Executive ~ U.S. President - Constitutionally Granted Veto NATO- Make treaties Order military Appointment Can pardon (death sentence) Ex. Nixon - Political Set agenda of party - Personal Power to persuade - Symbolic National model Symbol of Unity Symbol of Social Stability - Fascism- EXTREME form of Nationalism w/ elements of Socialism & Militarism - Feminism- psychological, political, and economic equality for women - General will- what everyone wants over the “particular wills” - Government- organizing hold of the population - purpose in society… - dilemmas of… - Hierarchy- ranking of power [top to bottom]
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- Thomas Hobbes Leviathan Views on gov’t/state of nature - Hypothesis- initial theory, to be proved by evidence - Imperialism- joining of colonial empires - Interest Groups- that seek to influence gov’t policy without nominating a candidate or seeking control of gov’t - Why people join them? Economic
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