POSI 2310 Exam Review 1

POSI 2310 Exam Review 1 - 2310PrinciplesofAmericanGovernment

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2310 Principles of American Government Exam One Study Guide Fall 2008 Wednesday September __ Includes lecture material and readings from America’s Democratic Republic Chapters: Aristotle – Locke Definitions of democracy (lecture) Direct Participatory Democracy – people actively ruling themselves. Becomes difficult in large numbers. Indirect democracy – (representative democracy) citizens elect representatives to make laws on their behalf. E.E. Schattschneider’s working definition of democracy – democracy is a working competitive system in which competing leaders and organizations define the alternatives to public policy in such a way that the public can participate in the political process. Attributes (defining characteristics) of democracy text/lecture Popular Sovernty - the belief that the legitimacy of the state is created by the will or consent of its people, who are the source of all political power. Political liberty – certain basic freedoms are essential to popular will ard transformed into policy Political equality – Decition making in which each person has 1 vote or an equal say Pollitical efficacy – the sence that one can affect what government does Government policy reflect the popular will People participate in the political process A high quality of information and debate is avalible The majority decition rules The Age of Pericles Contributions of Aristotle (lecture/ADR) -The ancient understanding of man and the ancient Christian understanding of man Roman conception of man – life is an endless cycle, what is paramaount is your obligation to the roman empire Jesus – Said life was not an endless cycle, that there was a beginning and an end. Individuals where significant no matter what. --The role of civic religions and deities in various  regions of the Roman empire. --The influence of the teachings of Jesus The 16th century power of the Catholic Church in Western Europe. The Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther and the “95 Thesis”  Treaty of Westphalia   lecture/ emphasized during Monday review Memorize the titles of the seminal works of political theorists presented in class and reiterated  herein The Renaissance and the contributions of Nicolo Machiavelli
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-- --Lecture material relating to lessons for free government from  Discourses The contributions of Thomas Hobbes    (Lecture/ADR) --seminal work -- see textual emphasis later in this study guide The Age of Enlightenment
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POSI 2310 Exam Review 1 - 2310PrinciplesofAmericanGovernment

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