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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.
- Spring '10
- Political Science