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PS_12_Winter_2011_Slides_for_Lectures_7-8

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Some record filibusters in the Senate: Sen. Thurmond of SC spoke continuously against civil  rights legislation for just over twenty-four hours, from  8:54pm on Aug. 28, 1957 until 9:12pm the following day. Senator D'Amato of NY spoke in 1986  against a military bill  for 23 hours, 30 minutes and in 1992, against a tax bill for  over 15 hours.  PS 12 Factoid
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Question: Aside from making laws, what are the  functions of Congress? LECTURE 7 OUTLINE I.  Topics & concepts in this class so far II. Power in Congress: structure, party, ideology III.  Constitutional Relationships: President, Congress,  Agencies IV. Four Functions of Congress  
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Main topics & concepts in lecture so far Role of values in driving politics and political conflict Dual motivations of politicians; democracy as market-place of policy proposals;  democracy as discussion Majoritarianism and pluralism Definitions: politics, government, policy, Classical  liberalism, civil liberties, civil rights, dual federalism, cooperative federalism Four political ideologies in terms of freedom-order and freedom-equality tradeoffs Structure of federalism in the Constitution; changes in federalism over time;  health care reform and federalism Changes in civil liberties over time Limits on first amendment  14th Amendment Legal issues involving same-sex marriage
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Main topics & concepts from  American Government  so far Five principles of politics as they apply in various ways Especially agenda power; collective dilemmas First founding of the US and its failure, especially the Articles of Confederation
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