Lecture 4

Lecture 4 - -different ways of organizing political order...

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Lecture 4 3. Goods and Services - Life goods - Government goods - Public goods “Commons” private property The provision and production of goods and services are radically affected by the kind of rules or political regimes we are examining, as well by the preferences or interests of individuals in their capacities. - public service is an attempt to control the indirect consequences of other ppls actions 4. Multiple decisions situations 5. Policy Outcomes - the outcome of the legislative process 6. Policy Impact - takes time to understand impact of policies - how do we measure the impact - policy is the translation of law into action 7. Time contingencies - governments operate in certain times/periods 8. Place contingencies - circumstances resulting from setting Against this backdrop, it is easier to move toward a theory of system comparisons as the chapters in Sproule-Jones, Allen and Sabetti note: 1. Distinguishing types of political order 2. The problem of incommensurability - governments that have different conceptions of order
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Unformatted text preview: -different ways of organizing political order 3. emergence of self-governing societies-monocentric system is a political regime that is directed by a single center of authority Ex. How do you compare Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy-many similarities but also very different 4. Common method of normative inquiry The GOLDEN RULE:-do onto others as you do onto you-as a way of making interpersonal comparison about right and wrong, justice and injustice and all other kinds of norms that get built into systems of institutions and laws 5. The problem of positive inquiry-Prototypical situations that occur in all human societies o Exchange relationships o Team work, including the order of teams o Use and management of common pool resources like irrigation systems o Provision of goods subject to collective use and consumption o Conflict and conflict resolution o Rules-rulers-ruled relationships o The structure of incentives may be counterintentional and counterintuitive...
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course POLI 211 taught by Professor Sabetti during the Spring '08 term at McGill.

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