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University of Toronto St. George
Political Science
Jeffrey Kopstein

Democracy War and Peace Study Guide Lecture1: Introduction to Politics N Politics is the multi-lateral study of the interactions of people N The social nature of the human being draws people into political processes; politics is therefore natural N The post cold war period has led to the rise of democracy with the fall of communist power N Democracy remains the ruling form of government since its enemies, communism and fascism, have been defeated N Western democratic ideas dominate the world today N Hegelian thought: ideas are the basis of all politics; conflicts between states are the conflicts of ideas N The end of history is upon us since the world is in a state of uniform democratic comfort N Huntington: criticizes Fukuyama and Hegel by inferring that they have a narrow view of history N Huntington believes that there still is a clash between modern ideas, a conflict of civilisation N The differences of interest, and ideas lead to conflict between states N Huntington implies the West against the world Lecture 2: N Key point: ancient liberty versus modern liberty N Ancient liberty involved the citizenry actively participatin
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