The study of who gets what, when and how?
govi legitment use at force
purpose of government
1) to provide order with minimal violence. 2) turn people wishes to reality. 3) To provide for the collective good.
Democracy Vs. Republic
Democracy is for the people where as Republic is for the people as well as representatives and policy.
A set of basic values and beliefs about one's country or government that is shared by most citizens and that influences political opinions and behaviors
Values in American politics
Equality and liberty
The ability to get other people to do what you want them to do.
Away to where we can live without crashing into one anther.
authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law
The power that citizens view as legitimate power that we have implicitly consented to.
Written by English philosopher Thomas Hobbes, maintained that sovereignty is ultimately derived from the people, who transfer it to the monarchy by implicit contract.
the notion that society is based on an agreement between government and the governed in which people agree to give up some rights in exchange for the protection of others
a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
Production and distribution of a societies material resources and services
Things like highways, streetlights, libraries, museums schools,social security, national defense,
one who rules according to self interest
Favor gov't actions that promote equality and favor gov't actions that impose social order, priority: order-equality-freedom
A set a beliefs about politics and society that helps people make sense of their world.
Belief that what is good for the society is based on what's good for the individual.
People who are forced to migrate from their home country and cannot return for fear of persecution because of their race, religion, nationality, membership in a social group, or political opinion.
the legal process by which a person is granted citizenship
Citizens or subjects of one country who move to another country to live.
The concept that political power rests with the people