Lecture1 9-7 - Democratic Non-democratic – Developed...

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Political Science 103 Introduction Syllabus Definitions (I) Politics “The science of who gets what, when, and how” (Harold Laswell) “The authoritative allocation of values” (David Easton) “The process of making collective decisions in a community, society, or group through the application and influence of power” (E/H, p. 8) Definitions (II) Government = “the people or organizations that make, enforce, and implement political decisions for a society” (E/H, p. 9) Rule Making Rule Execution Rule Adjudication Other Functions? Kinds of Governments Democracy Political equality Popular consultation (opportunity to be heard) Majority rule Authoritarian System Obey government and limit dissent (p. 13) Totalitarian System Seek to change political thinking and allegiance (p.13) Indoctrination of ideology Politicize everything We often classify as
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Unformatted text preview: Democratic / Non-democratic – Developed / Underdeveloped * Systems are not static! • What is Political Science? • The study of political phenomena – Examples? • Empirical political science = the use of the scientific method and empirical principles to collect and analyze data to answer questions of political phenomena – Empirical Observation – Hypothesis making and testing – Generalizing – Search for cause and effect relationships • Why Study Political Science? • The way government works effects us • The stakes – – The allocation of resources – Human rights – The physical environment – Public services – War and peace • Next Week • Discussion Sections Start – attend the section you are enrolled in! • Readings – Tinder Chapters 2&3, except questions 4,5,8 • Lecture outlines will be posted the evening before class....
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This note was uploaded on 09/19/2010 for the course POLI SCI 103-401 taught by Professor Clardie during the Spring '10 term at Wisconsin Milwaukee.

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Lecture1 9-7 - Democratic Non-democratic – Developed...

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