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What is power? The ability to cause another person to act as you wish What is politics? A legitimate non-violent process for settling disputed questions. Social Contract: government legitimate only when it protects. State of Nature: without government, power is held by the strong Harold Lasswell: “Who gets when, where and what?” $$$ David Easton: authoritative allocation of values. Ideology and the use of Government Power Forms of government: Totalitarianism, Socialism, Capitalism, Libertarianism, Anarchism, Liberals and Conservatives, Globalization Tradeoffs: Tension between Liberty and Order Procedural Democracy vs Substantive Democracy (how different?) Direct Democracy vs Representative Democacy (how different?) Political Development of United States English political experience : Magna Carta - put limits on government power Principle: taxation with consent Representative Institutions: representative bodies House of Lords, House of Commons- copied ways of carrying out our government
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This note was uploaded on 06/16/2011 for the course POLS 1101 taught by Professor Taylor during the Spring '06 term at Kennesaw.

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