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790: 104: Introduction to American Politics Lecture #1: Broad Thematic Questions
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What is Government? Ø Thomas Hobbes (1651) : The basic function of government is to preserve human life. Hobbes envisioned a world without government as “a ware of all against all.” Ø F and P : There are four (4) basic functions of modern governments— protect citizens ; regulate social and economic relationships; provide services ; national
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Why study American Government? Ø Aristotle: Identified six (6)
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Unformatted text preview: types of government in his work Politics . Democracy : A government in which all citizens share power. Prior to the Founding of the American republic no democratic government had ever survived over a large land mass. American The New American Democracy 500,000 elected officials Frequent Elections over three levels of government. The permanent campaign. Declining Trust in government. Media Saturation...
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