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Political Science
Christopher Anderson

PO110- Class (October 11, 2012) Exam- essay (3 ECCs) – Don’t introduce the answer, just answer it- don’t list, explain the items in the list- accuracy does matter ECCs matter because it explains why politics is so full of debate/ arguments because these concepts are opinionsm value based, always changing and adapting Liberitarianism – (small “l” liberalism) - Classical liberalism (founded in Locke) - Naturally free, rational being who can decide what they want - Individuals born into liberty - Competition, hierarchy  creates progress - Rejects the idea of tradition and the group o No decisions based on community o Traditions impose upon your decisions and your now. Ex legalize marijuana and prostitutions limits impositions - Real negative liberties - A large state can only limit your freedoms want a bare minimum state o Large states restrict negative liberties o Need police (not wolves and sheep) some protection laws  Enforced as needed but nothing more  Still democratic Anarchism - No leader/ head of state - Closer to socialism/ Marxism/ communism o Different relationships with the state - Community is really important- the group frame o Also an individual’s streak (need freedom)  Achieved through community/ cooperation - Negative liberties are important (core) o No leader leads to no impositions - Positive liberties o Focus on community therefore needed (debate needs = greater freedom) - If freedom is anchored in the community there is no need for a state o A state makes rules and enforces them o Completely rejects the state  Always an authority o Holds the people back (imposes) o State = violence (police/ military) - No democracy o No gov/ leader = no need to vote - Daniel Bell- the welfare state is the end of ideology after the cold war - Francis – the future is liberalism (cold war)- battle of two ideas and one won, therefore battles are done, didn’t recognize all the other –isms in the world The state - Governance o How are we governed, what type of government do we pursue? o Constantly adapting o Engaging politics with economists, etc o Deeply embedded in society  Understand relationships within it o Ruled (r) ------------------------------------ rulers (R) - Political Regime o A form of rule  The rules have some characteristics about them, aspirations as to what they want to accomplish  How do we as a group make decisions?  There are boundaries/ rules as how/
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