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Political Science Week 1 Notes

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These notes cover the power point he displays in class as well as any additional noteworthy commentary.
Jason Kalmbach
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political science, Government, civics, jason kalmbach, oshkosh
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Date Created: 01/12/16
Professor Jason Kalmbach  Week 1    Terminology:  Political Party: a group of individuals who get together for political action in order to solve  a shared set of public problems.    Ideology: ​A set of core beliefs that guide individual expectations or preferences; helps  determine what you believe is “good” or “bad”  [After the age range of 18­25 this doesn’t really change.]    Partisan:​ A strong supporter of a party, cause, or person. There is a clear party divide.  [Usually referred to as political groups.]    Bipartisan: ​the agreement or cooperation of two political parties that usually are  opposed. Both parties are on the same side.     Football Analogy   ­There are two teams opposing each other.   ­There are still people who don’t understand football or don’t like it.   ­There are teams that aren’t necessarily playing that game but they are still involved.                        Government Regulated Morality                  No                                    Yes        Libertarian  Conservative  (Ron Paul)  (George Bush)      Government  Government Regulated  Regulated Economy  Economy  [No]  [No]        Liberal  Authoritarian  (Barrack Obama)  (Insert fav. dictator)      Government  Government Regulated  Regulated Economy  Economy  [Yes]  [Yes]        < Left                                                                 Right>  40% of the population claim to be Conservative.  20% of the population claim to be Liberals.  20% of the population would claim to be Undecided    Foreign Policy:  Hawks: Those who support a war.   During the Vietnam war the ‘hawks’ were loosely Democrats.  Nowadays it would be loosely Republicans.  Doves: Those who oppose a war.  During the Vietnam war the ‘doves’ were loosely Republicans.  Nowadays it would be loosely Democrats.      Federal Government ­ ​ Usually favored by Liberals.  State Government ­ ​Usually favored by Conservatives.     Other Terms:  Tea Party: “Shame on the federal government”; not new, just more vocalized than before.  Fascism: Extreme Authoritarian; disagreement not allowed; usually very targeted/racist.  Capitalism: [A way the economy works] Private/ individual ownership  Socialism:​A way the economy works] Society has ownership    Noteworthy from the Karl Marx Video:  ­Socialism isnot taking from the rich and giving to the poor.  ­Socialism is getting rid of the placement of the rich above others.  ­Socialism is​ot welfare.***distractor***    Democracy:  Popular sovereignty:People are the source of power.  ● competitive elections  ● free and fair elections  ● people participate in elections (high turnout)  ● government responsive to people  [A combination of Direct and Indirect Democracy]    Political equalitOne person, one vote.  (Rome had a system set where if you were higher class your vote had more value)  Political Libert The freedom to express your political opinion.    Majority Rule, Minority Rights]­ ​(Should be) Majority rule, everyone has the same rights.    Why Government Acts  Free Market: People engaging in exchange without government interaction.  [Tax violates ‘Free Market’]    Perverse Incentives  ● Long term vs. short term thinking  ● Destructive competition  Activities that hurt others in society  ● Intentional (Crimes)  ● Unintentional (Negative by­product)  Some requirements are missing  ● Competition   ● Information  Private sector not taking action  ● Government provides services  ● Government stimulated activity               


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