introduction class - PS105 Political Science

introduction class - PS105 Political Science - Politics o...

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Politics o Comes from the word Polis (Greek for the city) o Aristotle “Man is a political animal” o Center place of everything=Polis o That which has to do with the affairs of the state/city/people o Who gets what, when, how? Authority o Gov. has monopoly of force. o It is legitimate for authority to behave. Legitimacy o When gov. … Gov. o Marks- Instrument of force. o Hobbes- When gov should provide o Locke- The servant of the people. o Rossou- Gov. not nessecary. Need to give to people Tyrany. o No general agreement o Working definition o Organization where the decision of who gets what, when, and how are made. How much money should be invested in aids research? Call overseas w/o gov. listening? How much pell grants should be given? o Every political decision is about: Freedom Equality Order Justice (not covered) So politics is the process by which we decide who gets what: when and how. Government becomes the institution where decisions are made (Freedom,
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