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Poli Sci Lecture 1 PSCI 1100 Sep 11 2012.docx

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Carleton University
Political Science
PSCI 1100
Achim Hurrelmann

Poli Sci 1100 Achim Hurrelmann Reprecussion Carl Schmidt- the specific political distinction to which political actions and motives can be reduced is that between friend and enemy -its not that easy, this is a simplistic -describes confrontation Hannah Arendt – the actual content of political life is the joy and gratification that arise out of being in company with our peers, out of acting together and appearing in public, out of inserting ourselves into the world by world and deed -more attractive than friend and enemy Harold Lasswell- politics is about who gets what, when how, The study of politics is the study of influence and the influential David Easton- a political system can be designates as those interaction through which values are authoritatively allocated for a society, this is what distinguishes a political system from other system in its environment Eason has a more personalistic take on politics, the process of both is not different because it is both about who gets what and the values . David Easton- more about the instiution and how it affects the people Three dimenstions of politics Politicy- group of people , the political system these are basically rules. Constiution is the most visible , it can be the rules from various instiutions in the courts: executive, federal, etc. POliitcal communities. Poliitcs- narrow sense, looks at procedure, the actual procedure of making the bindings, electoral outcomes, USA election example, narrow more than structure Policy- collectively binding decisions, setting specific political rules, we distinguish between substansive areas of policy, these are the political outcomes which are important to analyze and one of the key areas Science- it is debated whether or not it is, some same it is because you are testing out methods. 1. Posing questions about things we do’t know and then figuring out whats the best option 2. You have to disclose what you are doing, what are the facts that are in the equation, how can you find this process 3. You don’t do research where you know the outcome, various findings, you may have to go back to the drawing table
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