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Lecture 2

POL114H5 Lecture 2: Trumps and ISIS


Department
Political Science
Course Code
POL114H5
Professor
Lee Ann Fujii
Lecture
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Thursday, September 17, 2015
Politics Lecture Notes 2
Trumps and ISIS
-Opinion and Argument
Example- I do not care (opinion)
Example- Oil sustains wealth (argument)
we need examples or evidences which prove that it is a argument
we need to show correlation between the strong and weak power control
Example of Oil and ISIS
-oil prices goes down, oil revenue goes up and ISIS goes down
-ISIS = OIL FIELDS
-oil prices go down, ISIS goes everywhere
-Opinion
anyone can have an opinion
no evidence
no prior knowledge
no weighing evidence
no logic
not subject to revision
-Arguments
anyone can make an argument
no prior knowledge
requires evidence
requires weighing evidence
requires logic
subject to revision
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Thursday, September 17, 2015
-State
size criteria
-NUMBERS?
-1 million or more= good
-YES - Facebook, China, India
-NO - Canada
size of economy
Yes - China, India, US
No - other smaller countries do not include this
size of territory
Symbolic
-who issues an passport
-stamps (Vatican City)
-currency
-recognized by other states
-diplomatic ties
-own army
PROBLEM- TOO MANY CRITERIA, CANNOT DISTINGUISH BETWEEN BELGIUM
AND CANADA, FACE BOOK AND TWITTER
-Webber
wrote about political ideas
think about the states analytically
organizations many
-do same things
-governance is the key
-sets rules, boundaries for people to get certain things done
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