Lecture 3

Lecture 3 - Lecture 3 Principles and prototypical...

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Lecture 3 Principles and prototypical situations applicable to all human societies: Hard Core concepts of Comparative analysis 1. Individuals as the basic constituents of the world - as subjects - as citizens - as public officials - autocrats - democratic leaders - merchants - workers, entrepreneurs - etc Each individual occupies multiple roles in any given society but each is endowed with: - different motivations - mixed motives - different interests - different degrees of information decisions aren’t always made on the basis of correct information - Asymmetry of knowledge - Different capabilities for thinking through the consequences of action within particular situations - We can expect/assume that each will want to advance hi/her interests and welfare 2. Rules and institutions: (sometimes we refer to these as regime, republic vs. monarchy - natural law - laws and institutions as human artefacts - laws, institutions and regulations and norms of a given society that are enforced to promote or constrain certain behaviour
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