PS 201 - Ch 1

PS 201 - Ch 1 - Civil Society A society in which...

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Civil Society:  A society in which individuals are active in the community and take  the larger community into account when making political decisions.  Classical Liberalism:  Individuals are equally rational and reasonable and thus  deserve liberties and rights.  Collective Action Problem:  The problem of acting in concert with one another  for a collective good even though there is a direct and immediate cost to the  individual. Collective Good:   Something that can be enjoyed by all; no one’s use of the  collective good limits others’ use of that good. Subsequently, there is no way of  limiting access and providing a profit to a private company.  Consumerism:  The tendency to emphasize material acquisition as a measure of  self-fulfillment.  Corporate Capitalism:  Capitalism characterized by concentrations of economic  power in large corporations.  Cynical:  Skeptical of the motives and sincerity of politicians.  Demagogues:   Political actors who prey on popular prejudices and simplistic 
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PS 201 taught by Professor Solberg during the Spring '08 term at Oregon State.

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PS 201 - Ch 1 - Civil Society A society in which...

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