PSC 100.Chapter 1 Outline

PSC 100.Chapter 1 Outline - Chapter One Freedom, Order, or...

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Chapter One Freedom, Order, or Equality? The Globalization of American Government Globalization is the increasing interdependence of citizens and the nations across the world. Every government must consider the international ramifications of a country’s military, economic and social policies. Politics is the authoritative allocation of values for a society. The Globalization of American Government (Cont’d) Diplomacy today is based upon the principle of national sovereignty , a political entity’s externally recognized right to exercise final authority over its affairs; each government’s right to govern its people as it wishes, without interference from other nations. Increasing globalization has brought a human rights emphasis to international politics. Purposes of Government Government exists to control or to govern The three major purposes of governments are: Maintaining Order, or establishing the rule of law to preserve life and property Providing Public Goods, and Promoting Equality PCW 1.1: Politics in a Changing World : The Globalization of Nations The Conceptual Framework for Analyzing Government Three concepts for determining the fundamental issues or values of what government tries to do and how it decides to do it are order , freedom and equality . The two models of democratic government used to evaluate the governmental process are the majoritarian and pluralist models. The Concepts of Freedom, Order, and Equality Freedom is used in two major senses: Freedom of : the absence of constraints on behavior - freedom to do something (liberty) Freedom from : immunity from fear and want; the fight against exploitation and oppression. The Concepts of Freedom, Order, and Equality (Cont’d)
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2011 for the course BUS 500 taught by Professor Fogel during the Spring '10 term at Salem Intl..

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PSC 100.Chapter 1 Outline - Chapter One Freedom, Order, or...

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