POL 140 Week 2 Lecture Notes
POL 140 Week 2 Lecture Notes POL 140
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Haley J Schuhl on Monday January 25, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to POL 140 at Illinois State University taught by Dr. Osaore Aideyen in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 31 views. For similar materials see Introduction to the Politics of Africa, Asia, and Latin America in Political Science at Illinois State University.
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Week 2 Lecture Notes Nowadays a bachelor s degree is like a high school diploma was in the past it s expected that most of the working force has at least a bachelor s In developing countries they don t have the environment that gives their citizens the opportunities to go to college From chapter 2 in the text book the tree parable shows that their good intention to grow more trees and create more revenue but it didn t work out in the long term States can make or break how able the citizens are to realize their full potentials Federal government originated so that big and small states could be more equal in their influence over things like the senate We stabilized our government by giving equal power within legislative executive and judicial branches Institutions create and embody rules to constrain our behavior to create order and predictability o It becomes HABIT to follow these rules 0 Institutions exert power Power the ability to make other people do things that they wouldn t have chosen to do on their own 0 There s a thin line between power and authority power that is deserved and appropriate Three forms of power 0 Cultural 0 Economic 0 Political grounded in coercion and control over the means of violence political trumps all other forms of violence Max Weber says that the state has 4 parts 0 An organization 0 Sovereignty total control 0 Territoriality clear boundaries 0 Coercion and violence Three explanations o Modernization theory argues that states arose as a result of the increasing division of labor in society as societies became more complex they became more functionally specialized which required states to oversee the integration of these parts 0 Marxist theory perceive the states emerging as a result of one of the interests within it the dominant class uses the state and its means of violence in society to impose its rule over subordinate classes 0 War theory states developed in response to the extractive necessities of war
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