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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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- Spring '10
- Political Science