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Why is government necessary - • Aristocracy Rule by the...

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Why is government necessary? Money, Power, and resources are dealt with through coming together in social contracts Order (rules of game) Liberty (freedom of indivuals’) Authority and Legitimacy (where does power come from) Issues of taxes, priorities, etc… Forms of government and different rules of game for a country Totalitarian- Government controls all Authoritarianism- Ruler controls govt. but not all
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Unformatted text preview: • Aristocracy- Rule by the few (elites) • Democracy (demos kratos)- Political authority comes from citizens How is direct democracy a pure democracy? • People vote on everything • Political decisions are made by the people directly, rather than elected representatives • Attained most easily in small communities • Difficult with large, spread out community---Because of education...
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