POLI 244 Lecture Notes - Ideal Type
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Nature of humans
Nature of men (not women)
Cognition is the process of gaining knowledge
If you believe in something, you're going to look for evidence of it
Smart vs Dumb
Sane or insane
Risk averse vs acceptant
Willingness to GAMBLE
Supreme authority is WITHIN a territory
Pope telling random Christian states what to do
Domestic political dynamics
Strong states vs weak states
How does the external environment shape the behaviour of states
e.g. Inflation, market, etc
Strengths and weaknesses
Market, societies, campuses, firms, etc
How do interactions among the units shape the units?
Who gets ahead? Who ceases to exist? Who is dominated?
Do selection mechanisms/dynamics change over time?
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