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Exam 1 Review Political Science 1. What is the principle of subjectivity? a. Historical process involving consciousness of others, followed by a  sense of estrangement, and finally a consciousness of self 2. What is political consciousness? a. Being aware of one’s political self, your true position in history and of  politics itself 3. How and why does the principle of subjectivity lead to estrangement? a. A feeling of estrangement evolves from the search for rational and  moral order within a group. Also, characterized by the development  of a conscience and sense of duty.  4. What are the two species of being? a. Tribal (“we”) and individuated (“I”) 5. What is the political significance of the consciousness of self? 6. What is the political significance of consciousness of others?  7. What are the characteristics of tribal societies? a. Kinship b. Governed by instinct and custom c. Sacred d. Villages e. “pre-modern”  8. What are the characteristics of individuated societies? a. Emerges with the consciousness of self b. Rely on reason and law c. Secular d. Based upon “associations” e. “modern” f. Cities  9. What are the characteristics of the modern nation? How is it tribal? a. A nation is defined as a group of people with common culture based  on ethnicity, religion, language…. 10. What are the characteristics of the modern state? How is it individuated? a. A state is defined as a group of people in a territory with a  government that poses sovereignty (absolute power) 11.What are the strengths and weaknesses of tribal societies? a. Strengths i. Gives sense of identity and belongingness ii. Feeling of security iii. Reemphasizes that humans are codependent, social creatures iv. Offers protection – example: family b. Weaknesses i. Ethnocentric ii. Out-group/in-group mentality iii. Violence, even genocide
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iv. No regard for individual 12.What are the strengths and weaknesses of individuated political societies? a.
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