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Unformatted text preview: What is a Minority: The Federalist Papers #10 Sociology 108 Week 1 Professor Catherine Lee What does minority mean? Numerically - a smaller part, especially less than half, of a whole As an adjective - to describe disadvantaged (esp historically) or vulnerable (numerically) status As a noun - a thing? Group? - argue against this in this course I. What were the Federalist Papers? II. Why read them? III. Historical background: the Constitution and the battle over federalism IV. Two central issues for constitution V. Guiding philosophy: Republicanism VI. Madisons Federalist #10 Two Central Issues for Constitution 1. How to make the central government strong without making it sovereign (supreme ruler) 2. How to create a republic for people who are not virtuous Guiding Philosophy: Republicanism What does that mean? People must participate in ruling Stressed the FRAGILITY of virtue of citizens 2 strands of republican thought 1. aristocratic republicanism 2. democratic republicanism James Madison and the...
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course SOC 108 taught by Professor Stawter during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

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