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Political Science 1040 - P olitical Science 1040 Chapter 1...

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Political Science 1040 Chapter 1: Democracy and Government, the Basics “Democracy is the worst form of government…except all those other forms of government that have been tried from time to time.” – Sir Winston Churchill Attitudes toward Democracy vs. Attitudes toward Government We regard democracy as something that is desirable and good We regard government with suspicion - as a necessary evil - “If men were angels, no government would be necessary” – James Madison Government Defined Max Weber’s Definition - A monopoly on the legitimate use of force - In other words; the only entity that we accept as rightfully using force to maintain order. Four Functions of Government - Protects citizens from unlawful activity (police use force to protect) - Regulates social and economic relationships (banks and currency, protection against hate speech) - Provides services (public schools)
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- Defends the country from aggression Definition of Democracy - From the Greek root ‘kratein’ : rule or strength -
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