PoliSciJanuary 7

PoliSciJanuary 7 - January 7, 2007 The Discipline of...

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January 7, 2007 The Discipline of Political Science. o American Government Presidency, voting, Congress, Constitutional law o Comparative Government Origins of revolutions, comparing 2 governments o International Relations Relationship between states Why do states go to war?  International law, monetary system, consequences o Political Philosophy/Theory Oldest, most complex, difficult Thinking About Politics  o Entails the idea that political philosophy is a branch of  philosophy Philos-love Sophia-wisdom Desire to understand political things o Aristotle said that all philosophy begins with curiosity o Branches Tradition of Political Philosophy People’s expectations about their government  (when things are good and when things are bad) The Meaning of Political Concepts What to do the central political ideas mean? Why do we value them and better understand 
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