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POLS 2940 lecture notes - Approaches to Politics.docx

by Anu J
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Political Science
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POLS 2940
Glenn Goshulak

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Approaches to Politics - Idea of international relations vs. idea of comparative politics - Approaches to international politics: o Historical  Can be used to explain causes and justify actions (of states, of organization and of individuals) o Philosophical  Three key philosophers we look at:  Plato o His theory was that the philosopher-king should rule because he has wisdom  Hobbes o He imagined the Leviathan  Rousseau o He advised that politics should be conducted and decisions made based on the “general will”  Fundamental relationships we look at:  Society  individual  Individual  individual  Society  society  Main questions philosophy attempts to answer  Wha
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