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Lecture Notes 4.8.08 - POL103 Notes April 8 2008 Final...

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POL103 Notes April 8, 2008 Final Exam -2-5pm April 22 nd Benson Building, side of athletic centre -Two essay questions (answer 2 of 3): broad and interpretive -Exam will be comprehensive but will concentrate more on the part of the course after the exam -20 multiple choice questions Part 1: Marx and Weber -Origins and causes of modernity: Marx decides it’s about the victory of the bourgeoisie over its competitors, its use of law and the institutions and ideology of liberalism to do what the classes before them have done but in a more efficient way. Weber feels that capitalists and Protestants compete (Protestantism and salvation/eternity) with an elective affinity between the spirits of the two, reinforcing each other. Common ideas include delayed gratification leading to a more rational, orderly, secular world. According to Weber, money is all that matters and there will be no ultimate justice (happy ending) to this story. -Class -Role of ideas -State: Marx says it’s the arm of the ruling class; political power comes from social power comes from economic power. According to Weber, the state’s power is based on
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