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1 Politics 101

2 Ability to make decision Ability to control change Having influence over others Causing another to act on your intentions

3 The RICH The INTELLIGENT The MILITARY The MEDIA The MAJORITY -Whites? -Protestants? -Males? -Liberals? -Democrats/Republicans?

4 Who gets what, when, and how. -Harold Laswell Political Power deals with people and their NEEDS: $, protection, food, shelter, etc -VALUES: religion, morals, ethics -ATTITUDES: conservative vs liberal, etc

5 Political Power is based on 2 principles: 1.AUTHORITY- accepted expert 2.LEGITIMACY- Support of the people; Consent of the governed- Voting

6 1.Upholding Fundamental Human Rights 2.Maintaining Peace Through Enforcement of Law & Order 3.Protecting the Sovereignty of the Nation 4.Implementing Economic & Social Reform 5.Providing Education, Infrastructure, Health Facilities 6.Collecting Taxes Major question: What is the role of government? -This question separates political ideologiesMajor question: What is the role of government? -This question separates political ideologies

7 SYSTEMS OF GOVERNMENT Where is power located?

8 SYSTEMS OF GOVERNMENT DEMOCRACY- REPUBLIC- (INDIRECT DEMOC.) CONFEDERATION UNITARY- AUTOCRACY- OLIGARCHY- ARISTOCRACY- THEOCRACY- RULE BY THE PEOPLE RULE BY REPRESENTATIVES RULE BY 1 CENTRAL AUTHORITY RULE BY SELECTED FEW RULE BY UPPER CLASS RULE BY RELIGIOUS LEADER RULE BY SEP., INDEP. PARTS RULE BY SINGLE LEADER

9 HOW DO YOU SELECT YOUR LEADERS IN A DEMOCRACY? Presidential vs Parliamentary Systems HOW DO YOU SELECT YOUR LEADERS IN A DEMOCRACY? Presidential System –Legislative Branch and Executive Branch have separate elections… United States/Mexico/Russia(i.e.- United States/Mexico/Russia ) Parliamentary System –Legislative Branch determines leader of Executive Branch Great Britain/Japan/China(i.e.- Great Britain/Japan/China )


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