Political Science 100

Political Science 100 - Political Science 100 Lecture 1...

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Political Science 100 Lecture 1 Chapter 1 Social Choice -choices breed conflict -conflicting interests -conflicting values -conflicting ideas about how to allocate limited resources politics -how people attempt to manage conflict -what happens when politics fails? -anarchy -civil war -formal definition: the process through which individuals and groups reach agreement on a course of collective action, even as they disagree on the intended goals of that action -bargaining and compromise -preferences are given Institutional Design -effective political institutions -set of rules and procedures for reaching and enforcing collective agreements -institutional design is a product of politics Constitutions and Governments -Constitutions -set of rules and procedures institutions follow to reach collective agreements -Government -consists of these institutions and the legally prescribed process for making and enforcing collective agreements -Governments may assume various forms: -monarchy -representative democracy
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