Lecture_1_Assessing_Democracy

Lecture_1_Assessing_Democracy - Learning Objectives After...

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Learning Objectives After this lecture, you will be able to: 1.Explain how political scientists define some commonly used terms such as politics, government, authority, and legitimacy. 2. Differentiate between different types of economic systems such as communism, socialism, and capitalism. 3. Differentiate between different types of political systems such as totalitarianism and democracy. 4. Describe the three principles of democratic government: popular sovereignty, political equality, and political liberty. 5. Distinguish between the dominant ideologies in the United States: liberalism and conservatism.
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Assessing Democracy   1. Politics and Government A. Understanding Key Terms 1) Politics : The struggle over the allocation of benefits and privileges a) Example of benefits and privileges: 2) Government : The institution responsible for resolving conflicts over the allocation of benefits and privileges 3) Authority is the power of a government to enforce its decisions and compel obedience 4) Legitimacy is popular acceptance of the right of the government to exercise authority
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