Government 2305

Chapter 1

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are we a global world? yes-increasing interdependent of citizens and nations
FORCE-ligit use of force
Governments oldest objective
maintain order=rules
Thomas Hobbes
he supports a strong central gov
Thomas Hobbes: live with out govt
Solitary, poor, etc. NEGATIVElife would be shortSurvival of the fittest
John Locke
Two Treatises on Governmentinfluences Thomas Jefferson in writing Declaration of Independence
Locke: life, liberty, property
Goverment objective is to protect life liberty and property but they replaced property with the pursuite of happiness
Karl Max/state
German, all land and prodution will be owned by the state not the individual
Public goods
Benefits and survices that benefit the people.pay through taxesgovernment owned
Major objective of todays government
is pormoting EQUALITY
Resdistribuing wealth
taking wealth from citizens and spreding it out to the poor and through taxes
One person One vote
all votes are the same not matter what
Equality of opportunity
may the best person winman or woman
equality of outcome
you already know the outcomeoutcome is predetermined
"original dilemma"
balance between freedom and order
"modern dilemma"
alance between freedom and equalityq
privately owenless governmentUSA is a capitalistic nation
government has a hands off attitudesurvival of the fittest
oppose all governmentlittle taxesminimum passive government
no governmentaka anarckyno controll
foster equalitygovernment needs to be active in supporting equality
rather have freedom over equality
angentDemo=common people
political equality
all votes count equally
direct democracy/modern societies
we have moved away from direct demcorcy
indirect democracy/repsentative democracy
we live in a indirect democracy aka republic
minority rights
basic rights are given and minority rights are protected
pluralist model
organized groups and more than one
elite theory
groups are small and based on controll of wealth
us is controlled by they elite and is a oligarchy nation

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