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Unformatted text preview: Politics and Government I Patrick Brandt Outline What are politics and government? Definition of Government Collective action and Governance Politics and Government I GOVT 2302: Intro to Politics and Government Patrick Brandt Politics and Government I Patrick Brandt Outline What are politics and government? Definition of Government Collective action and Governance 1 What are politics and government? 2 Definition of Government Organization aspects Legitimacy Aspects Coercive aspects 3 Collective action and Governance Politics and Government I Patrick Brandt Outline What are politics and government? Definition of Government Collective action and Governance What is Politics? Politics is the process by which it is decided who gets what, when they get it, where they get it, and how they get it. This is in contrast to the classic definition of economics which does not consider the distributional aspects. “. . . [Economics is the] study of how societies use scarce resources to produce valuable commodities and distribute them among different people.” (Paul Samuelson) Politics and Government I Patrick Brandt Outline What are politics and government? Definition of Government Collective action and Governance Politics and Government Political choices are then enforced by government ....
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2011 for the course GOVT 2302 taught by Professor Casey,walter during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson.

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