Tuesday, September 9
What is Political Science?
Political Science is the systemic study of government and politics
Government: a specialized group of individuals, institutions, and agencies that make
and enforce public discussions
Politics: a process o
Organization of the Discipline
-Aristotle, Plato, Locke, Kant
Canadian (national) Politics
federalism, constitutionalism, parties, elections
1. Institutions, countries, method
state to st
Thursday, September 11
What are Power, Authority, and Legitimacy?
How do they differ?
Do they still matter today?
1. Society:"A human group whose members live by common rules of conduct and which
has a plausible claim to self s
POLI 201 REVIEW FLASH CARDS
Australian or Secret Ballot
The system of voting in which voters mark their
choices in privacy on uniform ballots printed and
distributed by the government or designate their
choices by some other secret means.
Who were the fir
POLI 201 MIDTERM REVIEW
Amending the Constitution
-Proposing Amendment: 2/3 vote in each chamber
-Ratifying Amendment: 3/4 vote of the legislatures
of various states
-Prefer weak central government
-Wanted to keep Articles of
POLI 201 KEY CONCEPTS/DEFINITIONS
In a democracy, the most crucial role of interest
groups is their attempt to influence _.
a group of citizens who share a common interest
and try to influence public policy to benefit
Poli 201 final exam 2014
What are the 4 factors that contribute to making
an interest group powerful?
size, resources, leadership, and cohesion
What is the concept of political socialization?
the process by which beliefs and values are
transmitted to indi
Week 8: Democracy and Executive Power
Prime Ministers powers over cabinet
Limits of prime ministerial power
Department of Finance (parliamentary executive)
Prime Ministers Office (parliamentary executive)
Privy Council Office (parliamentary executive)