1-31-11 Conclusion of Nations, States, & Governments

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Political Science Notes January 31, 2011 D. Individuals and Constitutions 1. Constitutions in the Modern World 2. The Supremacy of the Constitution 3. The Purpose of a Constitution 4. The Adoptability of the U.S. Constitution The conclusion of Nations, States, & Governments *Multi-member districts are based on proportional representation; citizens vote for the party and not the individual; seats/chairs are elected based on the percentage of votes for that party. *The approaches used by the government (in the institutionalized power system) to promote the general welfare of its people. 1. Laissez-Faire – this type of government approach is associated with Adam Smith . He wrote, The Wealth of Nations . This approach calls for the non-interference on the part of the government in the economic functions of a country. 2. Statism – the state is the key capitalist in this approach. The state owns all the key interests of the country (there are no Welfare Programs in this system) . 3.
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This note was uploaded on 12/23/2011 for the course POLS 11026 taught by Professor Dr.maec.king during the Spring '11 term at Howard.

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