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Unformatted text preview: o Self Regarding Acts- effects only person who does it o Other Regarding Acts- effects on other people o Where is it okay to draw the line The instrumental theory of the state o Not been increase in legislative power but increase in executive power o Prefer small government over large government o Law behind the law: government is being controlled by the governed Discussion and Consent o Talking let justice be done though the heavens may fall 4 beliefs necessary for viable democratic system o Political legitimacy (accept authority of government) o Political efficacy (effectiveness): people have to believe that their participation means something o Tolerance- willingness to be tolerant o Rationality People must believe that governmental decisions are being made in rational manner People need to choose leaders in a rational manner...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course GOVT 100 taught by Professor May during the Fall '08 term at Vanderbilt.
- Fall '08