Pols 102 Notes Aug. 21

Pols 102 Notes Aug. 21 - The Governing Process Urge to come...

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Unformatted text preview: The Governing Process Urge to come together into a community: Benefits Living in a society without the governing process would cause a community to descend into anarchy. The governing process provides order and predictability in everyday life. Community satisfied the human need to interact with other people. Humans define themselves by relating to others. Community provides security, safety in numbers. Life in a community frees up time to pursue personal goals and interests in a way that is impossible in isolation. Specialization of tasks : different people in a community perform different functions or services. Problems Actions can have consequences for other people, not just you. Humans can be selfish and self interested, which prevents cooperation and agreement. There are many different kinds of governing process. The democratic process is the most difficult form of government to make work. Historically, it was impossible to govern a large amount of people over a large territory; history was working against the probability of the democratic process being successful in the...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course POLS 102 taught by Professor Hammock during the Fall '08 term at WVU.

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Pols 102 Notes Aug. 21 - The Governing Process Urge to come...

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