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Unformatted text preview: Term *Politics- I t's a process that determines who gets what, when, and how for a society.-there are going to be conflicts within a society at some point - so government sets up rules to limit the problems and solve those that do arise. 1. Politics can pretty much be within any group that answers the who, what, when, and how questions. 2. Politics help to limit chaos Term - (another definition for politics) *Politics- the authoritative allocation of values for a society. 1. Politics helps decide who get the benefits within the society, * City governments effect us more than the national governments do.-most of us don't even vote in local elections Social Conflict Conflicts arise in society over 3 concepts 1)Right vs. Wrong-religious beliefs and personal values are common issues *Abortion - #1 in our society *Same Sex Marriage *Stem Cell Research *Youth in Asia- mercy killings 2) Priorities In Society-everyone has different needs and wants *Socialized Medicine (universal healthcare) *Education (should teachers be paid by performances *Border Issues 3)Scarce Resources *Oil-we don't really know how scarce it is honestly-government protects certain areas where they know oil is in order to preserve wildlife * Land-most land is occupied already Authority-authorit ive decisions are those that have legal backing of legit imate power Government-st ructural arrangements where the decisions dissolving conflict are made *government has a physicslness-governor opening highway-president passing laws-we can physically see government making certain laws or decisions *government evolved with man Government does two things 1.Outlines rule or laws that regulate individual behavior-tells us thou shalt not kill-or like drive under 70 mph 1.Implements public policies that are intended to fulfill specific national goals *regulates us on a micro level and macro level What makes us obey rules? 1.Authority of Government-as long as they follow the correct procedures legally 1.Fear of Punishment-we know for example that if we speed we can get a ticket. *we learn a lot about authority when we are young-mom and day are who we consider our authority figures so we learn to obey them first Who Governs? Democracy-government by the people First form of democracy in mans history was in Athens, Greece called a Direct Democracy - 1 to 6 citizens within that society had the chance to hold office for the next year *direct democracy demands a high amount of part icipat ion by the cit izens Representat ive Democracy- cit izens have cont rol over the government through the election process but all the decisions regarding governing decisions would be made by elected officials....
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