POLS110 Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Lecture Notes:
When do states lose legitimacy?
Popular uprising
Tiennamin square
Elite crisis
Watergate
Canada loses bid to UN Security Council
Economic crisis
$100 000 000 000 for 3 eggs
challenge to very economic support of government
tension between capitalism and democracy?
Conclusion to Authority & Legitimacy
authority and its realm provokes ideological disagreement
legitimacy is necessary for stability of any political system but may be
manufactured
legistimacy challenge occurs when incongruency between:
territory
government
community
Ideology
“an action oriented system of beliefs”
-Daniel Bell
Objectives
to explain ideology and discuss how ideology is formed
debates about ideology are really proxies for debates about policy
Elements of Ideology
systematic
normative & programmatic
perspective
Mapping Political Ideology
Ideal-> diagnosis -> prescription
Mapping ideologies getting from ideal to the prescription
liberalism
conservatism
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