The Great Debate: Classicist or Modernist Machiavelli was a great intellectual from the dynamic city of Florence, Italy, where politics were greatly decentralized, and full of rivalry and crime. He lived between 1469 and 1527, a time period when the
1/24 Political Science Polis-city-state such as Athens or Sparta -community from 10,000 to 250,000 -in city there were markets, seat of the govn, temples, and theaters -some were democratic-all citizens took part in govn direct democracy (Athens=clas
1. Russia and Chechnya: Wrap-Up a. After two years of fighting (1994-1996) 50,000 deaths, 7,500 soldiers, 4,000 Chechen guerillas, +- 35,000 civilians. b. New insurgency led by Shamil Basayev c. Kadyrov- don't trust him because they didn't vote for h
1. Ahmadinejad (wrap-up) a. Expediency has super power over the president Ahmadinejad b. Head of the expediency council was Rafsanjani. c. Nuclear weapons is contrary to the Iran tradition d. IAEA- International Atomic Energy Association e. Long Rang
Brazilian democratic institutions (1988-2007) 1. Electoral System a. Presidential b. Multi-party i. Weak parties ii. Weak party affiliation c. Compulsory voting i. Ages 16-30 2. Constitution a. Constitution has been amended a little over 54 times b.
Change in British Politics 1. Tony Blair (1997-2007) a. New Labour, Third Way, "modernized Labour" i. center, left of center ii. Characteristics of TW 1. Rejects mixed economy 2. Market Economy 3. Creates new policies a. NHS National Health System b.
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Review: Leninism 1917- Revolution, Bolsheviks (1912) and the communist stae a. Leninism is the leader of the Bolsheviks Stalinism: 3 characteristics a. Attack on society- all criticism of the Bolsheviks party are forbidden, anti-sem
1. British Political System a. House of commons b. FPTP c. PM, Cabinet and question time i. PM- "First amongst equals" ii. Answerable to the house of commons iii. De facto executive power. iv. VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE- no PM must ever step down, however
Russian Politics I. II. Quick Review: Stalinism Why Stalinism? 3 explanations a. Direct result of Marxism i. Stalinism took the worst b. Russia's economic situation, Russia was very underdeveloped and in poverty, so Stalinism was the only way to rece
Political Science 10/3/07 7 IDs 1. Worker's Party a. Want to appeal to the masses as opposed to the general elites. b. Refuses coalitions with the two other sectors (state elites-business) c. Only form coalitions with left parties. d. Participatory d
Nationalism Throughout history there have been many different political ideologies, however one of the most controversial and influential in modern history is nationalism. Nationalism is a "movement in which the nation-state is regarded as paramount
Exam Questions Group A: 1. Plato's approach to acquiring knowledge: -Argues the eternal unchanging truths known only to a few philosophers "the forms" are the real reality not what we call reality-not an empiricist - Not an empiricist-truth deduced b
1/31 Aristotle's Political Organization Beliefs Good One Kingship Few Aristocracy Many Polity
Bad Tyranny Oligarchy democracy (mob rule)
*Good: rule in the interest of ALL, Everybody Not one segment, screwing everyone else *Best? Mixed system-arist
2/26 Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) Important not for her critique of Burke but because her writing contained powerful ideas of society and gender Right of Men takes on Burke directly o Defends purpose of the French Revolution and attacks Burkes at
2/12 Marsilio of Padua (1275-1343) Nicolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) The Prince (1513) The Discourses (1521) Marsilio Background Physician and student of philosophy and law who loved Aristotle because of his empiricism During his time the Bourgeoisie de
1/22 Political Science Political Theory-scientific study of politics-modern 1900s Political Philosophy-1st half of the course Political Ideology- come from theory and philosophy-other book Perennial Issues of Political Theory *All people/issues deal
1. Post Stalinist order: wrap up a. Gosplan- state planning commission all economic planning for USSR. 5 years each i. Foster rapid economic development b. 1975 economic curses- problems with gosplan's plans especially about housing played down consu