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Political Science 1001 Review Questions 1. What is the principle of subjectivity? - the recognition of the self; consciousness of sell and others recognize as “you” not “we” - the principle of subjectivity is the emergence of the consciousness of self. Remember that in tribal organizations, particularly in the ancient world, we are only conscious of the we. When the I emerges, tribal organization is disrupted. That is why the principle of subjectivity causes so my problems and eventually leads to the development of a second form of political species. - move from tribalism to the individuated 2. What is political consciousness? Self conscious, deliberate, search for rational and moral order 3. Why does the principle of subjectivity lead to estrangement? - subjectivty would lead to estrangement because of the new idea of the "I"instead of the "we"; we’re no longer the “same person” you’re you and I’m me 4. What are the two species of political being? - Tribalism – identity; security; sociality - Individuated – rational/ legal; efficiency; predictable; individual accountability 5. What is the political significance of consciousness of self? - causes us to be conscious of our own rights - consciousness of self is the principle of subjectivity and that leads to the development of political consciousness and with it a new mode of political being, namely the modern individuated species of political being. - Having said that, as the modern individuated species of political being is developed, consciousness of self leads us to be concerned about our own individual rights. While consciousness of others leads us to be concerned about our obligations to those around us. 6. What is the political significance of consciousness of others? - what are my obligations to you? What do I owe you? 7. What are the characteristics of tribal or pre-modern societies - Strong sense of belonging - Identity - Sociality - Security - In Group/Out group mentality (if you’re in my tribe you’re my friend) - Ethnocentrility - Violence - Genocide 8. What are the characteristics of individuated or modern societies? - Rational and moral predictable - Individual Accountability - Efficiency - Impersonal - Bureaucracy - Technocratic 9. What are the characteristics of the modern nation? How is it tribal? - consists of common culture and language; we sometimes call ethnicity 10. What are the characteristics of the modern state? - individuated formal politics with ration institution and laws; formally defined as people who possess a territory and who are governed by a sovereign government 11. What are the strengths and weaknesses of tribal societies? Strengths: strong sense of belonging; identity; sociality; security
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Weaknesses: in group/out group mentality; if you’re in my tribe, you’re my friend; ethnocentrility; violence; genocide 12. What are the strengths and weaknesses of individuated modern political societies? Strengths: rational/legal
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course POLI 1001 taught by Professor Eubanks during the Spring '05 term at LSU.

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