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yeo·man(ymn)n.1a.An attendant, servant, or lesser official in a royal or noble household.b.Ayeoman of the guard.2.A petty officer performing chiefly clerical duties in the US Navy.3.Anassistant or other subordinate, as of a sheriff.4.A diligent, dependable worker.5.A farmer whocultivates his own land, esp. a member of a former class of small freeholders in England.[MiddleEnglishyoman,perh. < Old English *gaman< Old Frisiangman,villager :g,region, districtman,man;see man-1in App.]zig·gu·rat(zg-rt)n.A temple tower of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians, having the formof aterraced pyramid of successively receding stories. [Akkadianziqqurratu,temple tower <zaqru,to buildhigh.]44Government Notes: A Course OverviewIntroductionThe study of Govt. and Politics involves the examination of non-market mechanisms – institutions, procedures, and behaviors –connectedwith allocating scarce resources.Historically and currently there are a great many different arrangements – institutions and procedures – for making theseallocations.
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1. Government by the one – Autocracy2. Govt. by the few – Oligarchy3. Govt. by the many – Democracy4. The Institutions and Processes of governance are important because they determine who gets what, when, and how.However, the behavior of people even channeled through the institutions and procedures, is widespread and constant. Why?Thenature ofhuman beings is a constant. They seek the same kinds of resources, they engage in permitted and impermissible behavior to attaintheirgoals. What is the nature of human beings?1. Acquisitive2. Self-AggrandizingThe Functions of Govt.1. Allocate scarce resources authoritatively2. Provide public goods and services3. Defend the country from invasion4. Maintain order – social, economic, and political orderPolitics and governance can be viewed as conflictual and competitive. In this context, all participants do not have equal resourcesa. Moneyb. Influencec. Knowledged. Vision of objectivee. Energy or stamina, i.e., commitmentAll participants do not have same experience or expertise about how the system "works." All actors do not have the same skills.Some face structural disadvantages:a. right to voteb. closed or private process of choice3. All actors do not have the same arguments or contentions. Thus, some positions are advantaged by the merits. For example, thestatusquo position has advantages in any political or policy debate. It requires no change, or it requires doing nothing.You should understand the politics of American government through concepts and theories employed in normative analysisThe study of American govt. involves the systematic study of politics. This is aided by the use of empirical theories forexplanation.

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Government, AP US Government and Politics, President of the United States, United States Congress, Federal government of the United States
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