Pol 101 Day 1

Pol 101 Day 1 - Major Political Players Athens Hippias...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 12/14/10 POL 101 August 25, 2010
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12/14/10 Athenian Democracy Assumptions 1) Political Equality and Rationality 2) Basic Political Question not Beyond People 3) Citizens Actively Interested in Politics 4) Need Civic Participation to Realize Freedom
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12/14/10 Athenian Democracy Pros 1) Majority More Likely to be Correct 2) Participation in Public Life Valued 3) Protect Against Official Abuses Better 4) More Stability
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12/14/10 Cons 1) Mob rule 2) Ordinary Citizens Not Competent
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12/14/10 Origins: Athenian Democracy
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Unformatted text preview: Major Political Players Athens Hippias Cleisthenes Isagoras Sparta Cleomenes 12/14/10 Cleisthenes’ Options Wealthy, Well-Bred, Aristocrats The Citizenry Assemble to debate, pass and implement Kratos (Power) to the Demos (people) Demokratia People rose up to the political to remove Isagoras 12/14/10 General Implications Leaders seek power Mobilize to support to gain & hold power Athens: Expand the participant base Democracy can become ingrained Relevant for American politics...
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