Class Notes (836,148)
Canada (509,657)
UOIT (1,700)
POSC 1000U (28)
Lecture

Jan 28 2014.docx

5 Pages
49 Views
Unlock Document

School
Department
Political Science
Course
POSC 1000U
Professor
David Muttart
Semester
Winter

Description
Jan 28 2014 P OLI  C ULTURE  AND  P ARTIES  & G ROUPS Inequality and Minorities ­ Even in the 21  century , women in wealthy countries tend to make less money than men Feminism ­ Achieving equality for women ­ Establishing l ­ Liberal Feminism; discriminations, and working rights, political rights ­ Social Feminism; views capitalism as patriarchal  ­ Radical Feminism; an attack on men Relevant? ­ Feminist ideologies ­ Liberals tend to do better with women political issues ­ Patriarchy ­ Characterized by male dominance Environmentalism; ­ Fundamental causes of environmental problems and a vision of an environmentally sustainable world. ­ Reform ­ Free­ market ­ Deep Ecology Egocentrism ­ We control nature and use it for out benefit without concern for the consequences Sustainability ­ integrity of said ecosystem ­ Renewable substitutes should be developed; renewable resources should not be used fast than the earth can create  them, the means for humans to survive in a particular ecosystem without destroying the ecosystem. ­ How to take action to deal with both environmentalism and sustainability Civic Engagement ­ A well­functioning democracy requires not only a politically active citizenry and a particular set of political institutions,  but also a society and a political culture that foster trust and co­operation. ­ Political participation is also linked to education and other indicators of social class such as income ­ Young adults tend to vote less Parties and Interest Groups ­ A party system refers to the basic pattern of relationships among political parties. ­ Interest groups ( or pressure groups, or advocacy groups) work to influence policy change in a specific area ­ Goal is to influence, not govern, through things called ‘movements’  ­ Social Movement: a network of groups and individuals that seeks major social and political changes. ­ Political Socialization:  the process by which the values, attitudes and beliefs of the political culture are  transmitted to members of the political community. There are a variety of different social agents. ­ Children are absorbed in their family members and immediate social lives, so although they may go through a period of  revolt, tend to vote later in life in similar patterns as their parents ­ Baby­Boomers are likely to value postmaterialist values like freedom of expression, participation and in concern about  the quality of life ▯ greater activism, question of authority, and the development of new social movements based on  lifestyle ­ Political parties; organize electorate by providing vehicle for participation; organize election campaigns, organize  government by providing policy packages, organize government by providing pool of cabinet ministers. ­ Political Parties can provide a non­violent medium for governmental change, can unify the country, provide national  symbols, heroes and villains, and exist to attempt to gain power. ­ Legislative bodies have always had factions composed of individual member with similar interests and perspectives ­ Competitive Political Parties provide vehicles for the population to attempt to change the government without resorting  to violent revolution.  ­ C
More Less

Related notes for POSC 1000U

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit