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Political Science T1 L1 Governments, Regimes, States & Nations.doc

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Political Science
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Paul Hamilton

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Variables leading to liberal democracy: - Gradual (UK: 1215-today) - Rise of industrial capitalism - New middle class (petit bourgeoisie) - End of catholic church domination - Rise of science (enlightenment) - Emergence of social movements (labour, feminism) Features of liberal democracy - Liberal (individual rights) - Rule of law - Minority rights* - Elections (routine, competitive, fair) - Separation of powers* The State th th - Emerges in 16 and 17 centuries - 193 on earth today - State = Territory + Population + Sovereign Government - Government/State [Car Analogy; State is door, bumper, hood, etc (permanent), Government is the driver’s seat (te
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