Ch. 1 Logic

Ch. 1 Logic - Ch. 1 Logic Tuesday, January 11, 2011 11:03...

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Ch. 1 Logic Tuesday, January 11, 2011 11:03 AM What is Politics? Politics is who gets what, when, where, why, and how. o Conflicting interests - example minimum wage o Conflicting values ex abortion o Conflicting ideas about allocation - government spending and taxes o Politics are how ideas are resolved o It is a process though with individuals and groups reach agreement on a o US is diverse, we are an interesting case Strong institutions - enforce collective agreements, rules Constitution is the set of rules the institution must follow To work, must have power to raise revenue of power to compel the citizens to follow he rules, power to defend citizens Institutional Design Institutional stability is often sought and achieved o Institutions should persists beyond the tenure of officeholders who occupy them o Content with the status quo o Discontented cannot agree on alternatives - mostly just pursue their own interests Power V. Authority o Power - are you a popular president now? Popularity gives you more power
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