Political Science NotesJanuary 31, 2011D.Individuals and Constitutions1.Constitutions in the Modern World2.The Supremacy of the Constitution3.The Purpose of a Constitution4.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 Programsin this system).
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