Lecture 6

Lecture 6 - Lecture 6 Summing up: 1. The challenge to study...

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Lecture 6 Summing up: 1. The challenge to study politics, to study and understand about politics in other societies other than our own, without being political or feeling superior. This course seeks to understand human efforts at organized existence in diverse societies, on all continents. 2. Comparativists tackle big questions, or puzzles across countries and within countries. They also study small questions too. 3. We also study the language of political activity, of politicians, without being trapped by that language 4. The readings Deal with basic concepts like legitimacy and authority. They are defined in the back of the book as well 5. These basic concepts are now used in throughout the world and it is a chief task of this course to understand how these concepts are being used. Remember, that concepts/ideas like democracy, nations, even terrorism, are not subject to simple definitions. They are composite words that need to be unpacked. People interpret their own politics lead us back to ask:
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