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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 . Ø Democracy : A government in which all citizens share power. Ø Prior to the Founding of the American republic no democratic government had ever survived over a large land mass. Ø American The New American Democracy Ø 500,000 elected officials… Ø Frequent Elections over three levels of government. Ø The permanent campaign. Ø Declining Trust in government. Ø Media Saturation …...
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2012 for the course POLITICAL 101 taught by Professor Kubik during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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