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Department
Political Science
Course
POL203Y1
Professor
Ryan Hurl
Semester
Fall

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September 16, 2010 What evidence supports your claim? How do I know that its true? American political development: aspect of the study of state by studying history, how did they develop historically? Understand the structure of American political institutions, why and how these institutions change, the key political forces shape American institutions and how do they shape political life, ways political scientists approach American politics What is Political Culture? Beliefs about the proper rolefunction of government The sources of political culture: political theory (impact was not direct, ex: cant understand the Soviet union without understanding Marx), experience and tradition, religion (dynamic character, changing, growing, new religions) American political culture: not a common set of belief s, but a series of re-occurring conflicts rooted in conflicting beliefs American Political Culture Multiple Traditions: Liberalism (John Locke, the state of nature and the Social Contr
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