Canada_s_Regime_Principles_02

Canada_s_Regime_Principles_02 - Canada’s Regime...

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Unformatted text preview: Canada’s Regime Principles: Malcolmson & Myers, Ch. 1 Regime & Political Culture: • Regime : A set of institutions of government & principles that inform those institutions • Political Culture : Shared beliefs about the proper use of power and authority in a society Canada’s Regime Principles: Malcolmson & Myers, Ch. 1 Regime & Political Culture: • Regime : A set of institutions of government & principles that inform those institutions • Political Culture : Shared beliefs about the proper use of power and authority in a society Canada’s Regime Principles: Malcolmson & Myers, Ch. 1 Political Equality: • Democracy means an equal share in political rule – One-person, one-vote – Rep-by-pop • Not equality of outcome Canada’s Regime Principles: Malcolmson & Myers, Ch. 1 Problems Inherent in Democracy • Democracy – rule by the people • Democracy vs. Justice • Tyranny of the majority Canada’s Regime Principles: Malcolmson & Myers, Ch. 1 James Madison on populism: “It is of great importance in a republic not only to guard the society against the oppression of its rulers but to guard one part of the society against the injustice of the other part. If a majority be united by a common interest, the rights of the minority will be insecure.” Canada’s Regime Principles: Malcolmson & Myers, Ch. 1 “…the decisions which would probably result from...
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Canada_s_Regime_Principles_02 - Canada’s Regime...

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