poli201_lec1(five principles)

poli201_lec1(five principles) - POLI 201 / Chapter 1...

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POLI 201 / Chapter 1 Professor Finocchiaro 1 CHAPTER 1: The Five Principles of Politics POLI 201: American National Government Government is everywhere Americans have a traditional dislike and skepticism of “BIG GOVERNMENT.” Nevertheless, American government has grown as both interests on the left and the right have championed its expansion. Democrats and Liberals Democrats and liberals are more apt to expand the government in the area of social programs and government regulation of business.
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Professor Finocchiaro 2 Republicans and conservatives Republicans and conservatives are more likely to advocate expanding the government in the areas of defense, police powers, and social regulation. What is Government? Definition: The institution in society that has a monopoly on the has a monopoly on the legitimate use of force. Legitimacy LEGITIMACY is the widespread perception that the government has the right to rule. It is enhanced by popular participation and consent
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2011 for the course POLI 201 taught by Professor Briggs during the Fall '08 term at South Carolina.

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