POLB50 Lecture 2.doc

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Department
Political Science
Course
POLB50Y3
Professor
Christopher Cochrane
Semester
Fall

Description
POLB50 Lecture 2 September-20-12 3:00 PM Cue Note-Taking Area: Column: • Political scientist POV ○ General patterns about voting behaviour • Journalist POV ○ Good info • Should Cdn gov't restrict greenhouse gases? ○ Or not because of $  Analytical: temp increasing --> greenhouse gases ○ If restrict, does it harm economy? • Care-harm foundation ○ People value care and harm ○ Sacredness vs. degradation • Political issue: how to act/not act in issue ○ If issue comes, make decision as group ○ Decision is politic issue • How to influence decisions? ○ Power (key concept in poli sci)  Poli sci pursuit of power  one actor in relationship can carry out his/her own will despite resistanc e  Social concept  Ways to get: □ Coercion ; using physical force □ Legitimacy: right to obey; must do □ authority = legit power  Depends on context • 3 things gov't can power
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