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Ch. 1 pg. 6
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what is the meaning of legal action?
Legal action is the use of the courts as a means of asserting rights and interests; a channel thru w/c ordinary citizens exercise power
what is the meaning of communism?
communism w/c characterized the former Soviet Union and is practicce most fully today in North Korea, the gov't owns most or all major industries and also takes responsibility for overall management of the economy including production quota, pricing, and supply points
example of socialism
Sweden; gov't does not attempt to manage the overall economy,, but owns a number of major industries and guarantees every individual a minimal standard of living
a free market system operates mainly on private transactions; firms are largely free to make their own production, distribution, and pricing decisions, and individuals depend largely on themselves for economic security
Examples of large firms in the U.S are?
Google, Ford, and Bank of America
what is the meaning of corporate power?
corporate power means the influence of business firms on public policy has been a defining feature of American politics since the late 1800s, 2/3 of all lobbyists in the nation's capital represent business firms
what is the meaning of lobbyists?
they also contribute heavily to political candidates
Corporate power also means?
can also be seen in the work place, where U.S. firms have greater control over wages and working conditions than do firms in other Western democracies
what is the annual minimum wage in the U.S.?
what is the annual minimum wage in France?
what is the annual minimum wage in Great Britain?
what is wealth?
Wealth is the foundation of elitism
what is the meaning of elitism?
Elitism w/c refers to the power excercised by well-positioned and highly influential individuals
Sociologist C. Wright Mills
he concluded that corporate elites operating behind the scenes, have greater control over economic policy than do elected officials
Who governs the U.S. government?
majority, interest groups, elites, corporations, individuals thru legal action, positions of governing authority
what is the meaning of Constitution?
Constitution defines the institutions of governments and the rights of individuals; examples are public opinion, political participation, political parties, interest groups, news media
The Congress, presidency, appointive institutions, the federal bureaucracy, and the federal courts are affected by 2 factors
these factors are the internal and external constitutional systemr
what is the meaning of public policies?
public policies is the decisions of government to pursue particulr courses of action
what are the rules of the games in the U.S. politics?
democracy, constitutionalism, and free markets
what is the meaning of constitutionalism?
it refers to rules that limit the rightful power of government over citizens
is assigns private parties the dominant role in determining how economic costs and benefits are allocated
Political thinking in conflict
there are two major parties; Republicans and Democrats
what is party (partisan) polarization
party (partisan) polarization is used to characterize today's party politics
Democratic Pres. Franklin Roosevelt
had given the fed. gov't a larger role in economic security examples are social security program and economic regulation (oversight of the stock market)
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