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Department
Politics and Public Administration
Course
POL 128
Professor
Joseph Zboralski
Semester
Winter

Description
1/15/13 POLITICS -is a decision making mechanism for society -can be seen as a system for conflict resolution -authoritative allocation of values in society -search for a just society -in Canada: stable, globally: less structured -”Polis” (Greek origin....Athens was the first contemporary society) 1/16/13 Two political approaches: Empirical- fact-based approach, observing things “as-is”, more realistic approach, e.g. Aristotle & StatsCan vs. Normative- starts with facts, but goes beyond. Includes an ethical/moral dimension. Looking at the world as it ought to be, idealistic. E.g. Plato,
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