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Department
Politics and Public Administration
Course
POG 210
Professor
Hayden King
Semester
Fall

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POG210 – Week 2 Three Broad approaches 1. Institutional approaches  a. Institutionalism  i. Functionalist approach – laws rules and norms (ex. Party discipline); legal  structure; policies; don’t look at the context  ii. Look at the legal environment that it comes from  b. Historical  i. Looking at historic roots; don’t look at the context  1. Don’t look at the philosophy that created it  ii. Look at the legal environment that it comes from  c. Neo institutionalism  i. Break from historical institutionalism/institutionalism they say we cant  just look at the laws and rules that are in place, they don’t exist in a  vacuum, someone created the; groups of people created them  ii. Look at the context  2. State based a. State centric  i. The state has an interest in realizing their goals  ii. Cabinet/ministry staff/ MP’s iii. Satisfy agenda  b. Political economy  i. The study of the interaction between the state and the economy  ii. Economic interest  iii. Economic reasons for decision making  3. Society/Sociology  a. Social cleavage  i. Emphasizes such deep­seated divisions in society as, Regions, ethnic,  background, language, religion, and economic conditions  b. Pluralist  i. Believe there are a variety of interest groups and they have a wide range of  views  c. Marxists i
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