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Department
Political Science
Course
POLI 1F90
Professor
Paul Hamilton
Semester
Fall

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POLI 1F90 Introduction to Politics What is Politics? - Ancient Greek origin: Polis ---> city state/community - Aristotle believed that all citizens are members of a community and so have responsibility towards it. - Politics is “Who gets what, when, and how” (Harold Lasswell) - Politics is struggle for power/dominance/advantage within society. - Politics boils down to the distribution of things that are valued in a society -----> (e.g. healthcare, education, security, food, jobs, money) - Politics depends on differences in opinion or interests. - Politics usually involves a desire to resolve these conflicts. - Textbooks definition of p
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