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What is Politics? 6/27 Pre-Christian Greek Perspective All encompassing view – everything is political Politics is how people live together in the “polis” to obtain the “good life” Normative perspective – how should something (ought to) be Whats the alternative? – why is something a certain way? Aristotle (384-322 BC) “Politics is the queen of sciences.” “Politics is the master science.” Social Conflict & Politics 6/29 How do societies deal with conflict? Rulers/governments established In democratic governments, “space” for politics is created Governments “authoritatively allocate values in society” Level of conflict focus Low Moderate “regime” Severe community
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The Constitution 7/5 Political Origins Shay’s rebellion – federal government not power enough – farmers booted off land – consequences was too occupy courthouses Need stronger people to implement/enforce the laws Greater opportunities to raise money to do more
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