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POSC 326 Week 3 Notes

by: Laura Pratt

POSC 326 Week 3 Notes POSC 326

Laura Pratt

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California Comparative Government
Dr. Kaskla

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Date Created: 01/25/16
982015 Transition from pioneer to civil society 0 Society lacks the institutional structures Needs to define morality for the society Luddism Luddites 1 790s1 81 Os Once governments and institutions take place new kinds of arrangements arise state is more powerful Anarchism aka anarchosyndicalism or just syndicalism Anarchists understand that there are some tasks that will have to be 000 O done does not completely lack any structure If you do away with state system selfgoverning mechanisms are much better for people Argue that in our nature is that we are empathetic human beings not violent the state has caused us to become violent harsh beings State INPUT OUTPUTS Governin p I g Systgms DEMANDS POLICIES SOCIET Economic IL L Seemed to be the reason that you have elections is just to have elections just a mechanism no more no less 0 Groups in societies are just there to organize institutions groups Electoral mechanism itself does not describe a democracy 0 Interest group politics aka pluralism polyarchy rule of the many 0 Pluralist theory posits that you go from civil society to interest groups 0 David Truman and Robert Dahl About the plurality of interests competing against each other 0 Pg 43 Paiute brass band transition to civil society 0 Marxist theory it is not purely competition within society but there is an economic interest base Dependent uneven development 0000 In the matter of a year or two mining was taken over by big corporations Pushed miners out 0 They went to other side of Sierra Nevada 0 They found the Comstock Lode found silver 1856 Flores Cerro Gordo Mine Mortimer Belshaw Victor Beaudry Instead of having free for all the above two formed the Union Mining Company Build toll road from Cerro Gordo to Swasea to Keeler Wanted to export out towards LA Remy Nadeau all silver ends up in LA this is the capital of money that the city of LA was built on serves as economic foundation for LA It s about developing a separate relationship between regions form of colonialism it is a colonial relationship nothing but an independent form of development LA story 9102015 Dependent Development cont 0 Pgs 55 amp 56 Essay topic Western development struggled on dependency Don39t care about the people who live there but they care about the silver Colonization of Americas power is concentrated outside the immediate area where the exploitation is taking place 0 American exceptionalism Critique on this view Richard Hofstadter SM Lipset Walton is saying that Owen39s Valley is imperialismcolonization the Indians were not barbaric they were just children Manifest Destiny philosophy that we are preordained as a country that develops from east coast to west coast 0 Primitive accumulation How it is that development plays out Marx at the beginning of any capitalist development someone or something has to accumulate more to set a foundation eg property and need to capitalize on it to make money First step of capitalism seizure or theft of property or other resources Four stage model of how capitalism develops 1 Primitive accumulation Preproto capitalism market behavior is part of accumulation 2 Competitive capitalism 3 Monopoly capital businesses getting to big and corporationsentities are going to rule the world 4 Late capitalism commoditization of all aspects of society art literature dance etc go back to primitive accumulation after the fourth stage Primitive accumulation in Owen39s valley taking land away from Piautes When it comes to any natural resource it is obliterated no thought of its sustainability Extraction of resources has to do with labor as well when people have been used up the system disposes of them No consideration for people living outside the region people get left behind too There are limits to how much outside in uence can come in Changes come when pioneer society comes about 0 What it means to behave well moral values LA Story Water 0 How quickly LA developed after capital developed in 18805 0 Did not have industrialization happening immediately but it is the idea of capitalism spawning off quickly 0 As of 1880 census the western part of US was more urbanized than the eastern part representative of uneven development Development of capitalism 0 Crisis ecologic drought economic rst major depression of modern era 1870s too much power concentrated in big business trusts 1937 recession economy receded but did not get back to depression eve Charles Nordo Wrote pamphlet on the health living of SoCal Real estate boomed in SoCal after Nordo wrote this 1880s people came in mass Water sources in California 0 LA river 0 San Gabriel 0 Santa Ana 0 SD river o All of this had to xed in some way Zanja System ditch system 0 Wooden pipes were replaced by ceramic and metal pipes Ditches street of houses and then behind there would be water owing through for drinking and bathing 3 important characters 0 Fred Eaton Head city engineer major of LA 18981900 Tried to nd other areas to get water to LA with William Mulholland saw that Owen39s mountain was getting water to Owen39s lake eventually stealing water to get it to LA 0 William Mulholland Ditch digger and then head of LA water system 0 Joseph Lippincott In charge of reclamation project of Owen39s valley premise was that the federal government would ease land as long as there was promise to bring irrigation to the desert O


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