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What are the major social institutions?
political systems, economic systems, family, religion, education, and government q
Why must societies have political systems?
because they must have order and rules/law enforcement to prosper
What must political systems figure out in order for a society to prosper?
they must figure out how to function because if not then it leads to chaos
What does the economic system also determine?
how those people of the society get their wants and needs
Why is Louisiana education so low in comparision to all the other states?
because our economies developed differently than those who were mainly industrialized.
What is public policy?
the course of action which the government takes in response to some need or concern
What are the main reasons why governments are created?
maintain social order, provide public services, provide for common defense and welfare, and regulate and control the economic system
How does the government maintain social order?
by having police enforcement, having a place for criminals
What are some of the public services that the government provides?
libraries, public transportation, public schools, postal services, and highways and roads
How does the government provide for the common defense and welfare?
military, homeland security, FBI, fema, and border control
How does the government regulate and control the economic system??
taxes, welfare, banks, money in general, and the federal reserve
What does public policy cover?
taxes, defense, education, crime, healthcare, transportation, environment, civil rights, and work conditions
What do politics enable?
they enable decisions of who reaps benefits and who pays the cost of public policy
What is mass media?
means of communication that reach large, widely dispersed audiences simultaneously
How do historic events effect the people?
they have a major impact on views of a higher number of people and a higher content/discretion of public policy
What is a liberal?
believes that government must take action to change economic, political, and idealogical policies thought to be unfair
What is a moderate?
holds beliefs that fall between liberal and conservative views and usually include some of both
What is a conservative?
seeks to keep in place the economic, political, and social structures of society
What is a reactionary?
favors extreme change to restore society to an earlier, more conservative state
What is a political party?
a group of persons who seekk to control government through the winning of elections and the holding of public office
What do parties do?
modify and encourage compromise, nominate candidates, inform and activate supporters, bonding agents
What is informing and activating supporters in terms of political parties?
each party informs the people how they think they should be informed
What happens with our electorl system?
a singlel member of a district contests where only one candidate is elected to each office on the ballot
What is a multiparty system?
a system where several major and many lesser parties exist, compete, and win elections
What are some of the different minor parties?
libertarian, reform, socialist, prohibition, natural lawo, communist, american indepenent, and green
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