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Class Notes for Political Science at Boston College (page 13)

POLI1042 Lecture Notes - Bicameralism, The Federalist Papers, Classical Republicanism

The Federalist Papers • Questions regarding the form of government and the best way of life o Best government should lead to the best way of life  Need to clarify human nature first • ...

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POLI1042 Lecture Notes - Political Correctness, Republicanism In The United States, Quran

Democracy in America By: Alexis De Tocqueville • Written 50 years after the ratification of the Constitution o States his opinions about Americans  Outsider: p...

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POLI1042 Lecture Notes - Middle Ages, Sunnah, Alexis De Tocqueville

Among the Believers V.S. Naipaul • Gain a glimpse of how personal doctrines are • 1979 = revolution where Khomeini took over Shah o Shii regime based on Sharia • ...

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POLI1042 Lecture Notes - Hanbali, Pleasure Garden, Jizya

Islam: The Straight Path By: Esposito • Islam = greatest critic of the liberal experiment o Liberalism is most successful regime the world has ever known • Prior to ...

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POLI1042 Lecture Notes - Stasi, French Revolution, Satanic Verses

Why the French Don’t Like Headscarves By: John R. Bowen • Turning from what happened to colonized to what happened to colonizers because of colonizing o How westerners res...

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POLI1041 Lecture Notes - Thrasymachus, Cephalus, Polemarchus

The Republic of Plato Book 1 • Socrates and Glaucon are returning from the Piraeus which was the center ofAthenian commerce as well as a place of diversity and disorder from the sailors from foreign lands o ...

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POLI1041 Lecture Notes - Civil Society

Leviathan By: Thomas Hobbes • Relates to Machiavelli: o People are selfish o Hobbes is a lot less sinister o More “scientific” ...

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POLI1041 Lecture Notes - Septimius Severus, Private Good, Man-Beast

The Prince by Machiavelli • Origins of political philosophy go back to the Greeks (Plato and Aristotle) o Machiavelli goes against this and presents something entirely new  Liberal...

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POLI1041 Lecture Notes - Limited Government

The Second Treatise of Government John Locke • Written appx end of the 1600s, about 30 years after Hobbes • Both Hobbes and Locke mention pre-political state of nature, all men...

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POLI1042 Lecture Notes - Eaves, Isaac Alfasi, Nuclear Family

States and Women’s Rights By Mounira M. Charrad • Role of virtue (or lack thereof) in the west o Anti-federalist POV o We share Naipaul’s prejudices on behalf of mo...

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First and Second Discourse Complete Notes

First and Second Discourse Jean-Jacques Rousseau • First major critique of modern society o Platonic  Return to the idea of happiness and where our souls have ...

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POLI 2608 Lecture Notes - Npr, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford

DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL  RELATIONS Posc 150  THE MASS MEDIA AND POLITICS (Part II)  I. CONTENTS: 1. Public opinion and enlightened understanding. 2. How the media aff...

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POLI 2608
John Makransky
POLI 2608 Lecture Notes - Bicameralism, Indirect Election, Presidential System

DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL  RELATIONS Posc 150  THE MASS MEDIA AND POLITICS (Part I)  I. CONTENTS: 1. Finish discussing the constitutional context ofAmerican politics 2. ...

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John Makransky
POLI 2608 Lecture Notes - Liberal Democracy, Thought Experiment, Capitalism Ii

DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL  RELATIONS Posc 150  STATE ­CAPITAL RELATIONSHIP  I. CONTENTS: 1. State and capitalism 2. Case study: Social Security II. SOME 1. Reprinted from last week...

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John Makransky
POLI 2608 Lecture Notes - Cato Institute, American'S Creed, Progressive Policy Institute

DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL  RELATIONS Posc 150  A CASE FOR GOVERNMENT  I. CONTENTS: 1. Wrapup 2. Question: how much government? 1. Some possibilities C. Being a rational human D. “Tragedy o...

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