Introduction

Introduction - o Popular elections o Power to act for the...

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Introduction: Foundations of American Government Origins of Republican Government Nation States o Bordered units that were governed by sovereign rule o Religious freedoms (rather than Holy Roman empire) o Central authorities building their own empires Evolution into legislatures o Law making as subjects viewed injustices by Kings, they would propose a new law o Slow demise of the monarchy o Labor unions became powerful Characteristics of Republican (representative) governments
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Unformatted text preview: o Popular elections o Power to act for the constituents by the constituents (officeholders) Concepts Behind Republican Government • Collective action • Tragedy of the Commons • Social capital Why Putnam believes in social capital (network) all revolved around TRUST • Norms of generalized (trust • Coordination and communication • Embody success for future collaboration...
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2011 for the course PSC 002 taught by Professor Siegelman during the Spring '05 term at GWU.

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