PS_12_Winter_2011_Slides_for_Lectures_10-11

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Unformatted text preview: 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 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 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 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 Federalist and Anti-Federalist arguments The Great Compromise Amending the Constitution Origins of the Bill of Rights Nationalizing / “Incorporating” the Bill of Rights Dual citizenship Fourteenth Amendment Prior restraint, Libel, slander Exclusionary rule, Eminent domain Right to privacy Plessy v. Fergeson and Brown v. Board of Education Analyzing the evidence: Racial equality Affirmative action movement, Regents of UC v. Bakke Lawrence v. Texas Main topics & concepts from The Enduring Debate so far Elazar: Varying political cultures in the US; individualistic, moralistic, traditionalistic; how each of these view the role of the state versus the role of the market in achieving the social good Annas: Differences in application of the commerce clause to marijuana laws and to federal regulation of guns in schools Rauch: Hayek’s line of reasoning about tradition vs. reason; previous changes to the tradition of marriage Question: Aside from making laws, what are the functions of Congress?...
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2012 for the course POLI SCI 12 taught by Professor Feezell during the Spring '10 term at UCSB.

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