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Aug. 30 - Poli 100 August 30, 2010 An Introduction to...

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Poli 100 August 30, 2010 An Introduction to Government 1. Why do people have government? a. a definition of government: the structure and processes through which rules or policies are authoritatively determined for society as a whole b. a definition of state: human community which successfully claims within territory the legitimate use of physical force b.i. Government and state go hand and hand b.ii. Cannot do anything to subvert a government but because it claims the use of physical force it can take care of the government b.iii. When government cannot use physical force, not legit government c. Authority: the recognized right of an individual organization or institution to exercise power d. Power: the ability of persons or institutions to control policy d.i. Authority and legitimacy go hand and hand but not always aka US taking over Iraq 2. How does government affect your life? a. Beginning examples: a.i. Cell phones – government runs radio signals a.ii. Toothpaste—FDA regulated
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2012 for the course POLI 100 taught by Professor Rabinowitz during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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