21 - 14:58 MidtermisOctober5th Outline AnalogizetoDemocracy

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14:58 Midterm is October 5th Outline Analogize to Democracy Political Realism and Purpose of Government Authoirty and legitimacy  Times of prosperity and tranquility Times of crisis Democracy or aristocracy Machiavelli Politics is…”you must know there are two methods of fighting. The one of law, the other  by force.  The first is the method of men, the second of beasts.  But as the first method  is often insufficient, one must often have recourse to the second.” Background 16 th  century Renaissance and civic humanism A period of change, progress and cultural and creative imagination Open trade, printing press, gun powder Copernicus, Michelangelo, De Vinci, Columbus, Luther Many now at center of the universe Idea: man (not god) could be powerful
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Celebrated man at center stage Focus: politics from perspective of the leader/ruler The art of politics is a human enterprise A political realist approach to politics (concerned with coping not with truth)
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course GVPT 100 taught by Professor Grant-wisdom during the Fall '06 term at Maryland.

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