A OVERVIEW OF THE STRUCTURAL FOUNDATIONS

A OVERVIEW OF THE - A OVERVIEW OF THE STRUCTURAL FOUNDATIONS American Political Systems A Overview Rule of the game Republican form of government

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A OVERVIEW OF THE STRUCTURAL FOUNDATIONS American Political Systems 9/21/10 A Overview: Rule of the game: Republican form of government Population: Growth. Racial ethnic and religious diversity Spatial/Temporal Distribution: shift to suburbs and the east to the west SES: social economic standards, high living standards Economy: Free-enterprise capitalism Political Culture: Classical Liberalism, populism and religiosity - Strong sense of US participation. International Relationships: The US in the world context - We do not exist in isolation… Why go through all of these things? - Because they help determine: o What issues become important o How political power and influence is distributed o What attitudes and beliefs guide the behavior of citizens and public officials Key issues that help us debate the political system - Population Growth: We have gotten large fast o 1790-2000 and beyond o One birth every 7 seconds o One Death every 17 seconds o One Migrant every 36 seconds o Leads to population growth by one every 11 seconds
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This note was uploaded on 09/07/2011 for the course ENVD 3114 taught by Professor Pyatt during the Spring '10 term at University of Colorado Denver.

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A OVERVIEW OF THE - A OVERVIEW OF THE STRUCTURAL FOUNDATIONS American Political Systems A Overview Rule of the game Republican form of government

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