- Chapter 1 -
Introduction to Politics
Lebanon An Overview
Lebanon - Historical
country of 10,452 km2.
Created under French mandate.
In 1920, the Lebanese Republic was formed, and subsequently
gained independence in 1943.
- Chapter 12 -
Systems, and Regimes
is the difference between governments and
political systems or regimes?
1. Government: An institutional process through which
collective and usually binding decisions are made.
- Chapter 13 -
The Executive Power
The Making of Laws
are three distinct branches of
government that act as law-making
1. Legislatures: They make/enact law.
2. Executives: They implement/execute
3. Judiciaries: They interpret/adjudicat
- Chapter 14 -
The Legislative Power
What are Assemblies?
(or parliaments or legislatures):
Occupy a key position in the government.
Represent the public, even democratic, face of government.
Are respected because they are composed of polit
- Chapter 2 -
one sees the world as it is.
We all look at the world through a range of theories,
presuppositions, and assumptions.
When we look at the world, we impose meaning upon it. It
- Chapter 4 -
origins of the term democracy can be traced
back to Ancient Greece.
The term means power or rule by the people.
Today, democracy is perhaps the only stable and
enduring principle in the postmodern polit
- Chapter 3 -
Politics & the State
Why should we study
shadow of the state can be found in almost every human
External defense, and so on.
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The Politics of Identity
What is a Nation?
nation is a complex phenomenon.
The term is used interchangeably with state , country,
ethnic group, and so on.
nation is shaped by a collection of cultural, politi