POLI 101 - sept 20

POLI 101 - sept 20 - Justice the quality of righteous moral...

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Justice: the quality of righteous, moral, fair - legalistic: due process view - utilitarian: greatest good for the greatest number - just desserts: merit and effort US uses more % of our GDP for health care than any other country - risky surgeries, 1. What makes a political system a democracy? a. A political system in which regular elections exist in which two or more competing groups or individuals contend for control of government b. Competition is reasonably fair with competitors having relatively similar access to the media and with free press/speech. c. Voting threshold? Who gets to vote? 2. Historical background to the US constitution: Articles of Confederation, Shay’s Rebellion, Constitution 3. Differences between Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, and Constitution. 4. Evolution of European Consolidation a. NATO b. European Community c. European Union Similar to the evolution of the union of states – desirable for common currency, national defense, etc. 5. Who were the framers? a.
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