Week 1 - Week 1 Intro Psci 1101 Why Politics and Government...

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Unformatted text preview: Week 1 Intro Psci 1101 Why Politics and Government Matter? 15/01/2008 10:27:00 Military involvement abroad o What's gov't going to do, and what will we tell the leaders to do Globalization o Economic growth but more uncertainty for Americans o Affects Americans, not sure whether it helps or hurts us o Trade, foreign investments o Leads to uncertainty Immigration, population growth, and diversity o Gov't leaders will make policies in each of these areas Rising income and wealth inequality Rapid scientific and technological change o CD's might disappear Cultural changes/cultural divide The war on terrorism and civil liberties Internet rules....file sharing Purpose of this course introduce the American Political System How democratic is the American Political system? o Democratic aspirations o 18th century republican constitution o the American hybrid/ the American democratic republic How economy, society, and culture shape the American political system? o Society--who lives here?, etc. Other topics we will cover o The rise of intense partisanship o The disappearance of competitive elections for most House seats o Growing income and wealth inequality o Rising economic uncertainty o Presidentialism and challenges to the separation of powers o Growing antiAmericanism in the world 15/01/2008 10:27:00 15/01/2008 10:27:00 ...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course PSCI 1101 taught by Professor Juenke,eri during the Spring '07 term at Colorado.

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Week 1 - Week 1 Intro Psci 1101 Why Politics and Government...

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