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Lecture 1

POL114H5 Lecture 1: Introduction


Department
Political Science
Course Code
POL114H5
Professor
Lee Ann Fujii
Lecture
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Thursday, September 10, 2015
Lecture 1 Notes
Pol 114
-What is Politics?
government governs
ideologies
how different states relates or don't relate to one another
how different people compete for power
how people accept their rulers
rules government has laid down
Ex- not accepting of leaders or govern ship - Russia, Greece, Syria, Egypt
politics comes from above, below clash of these two
- What is the state?
things associated with the state- sign of authority, show influence of government,
governments hand in each picture, all types of institutions (traffics, laws),
centralized authority
state has a hand in all of this
Why study the state?
since 1648, we have been living in a state central world
Canada, France, Germany, Britain - have problems with dealing with non state places
ex- symllia, pallistian, first nation, status, claim (what they want from the state), ics
we are ordered around states
all treaties and agreements are centric order and are in it
states anchors domestic order
Ex- olan does not get to put up the spot sign
do not have the authority to do so
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