American Government (1)
American Government (1) P SC 1113
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Heidi Hilts on Wednesday January 27, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to P SC 1113 at University of Oklahoma taught by Gary W. Copeland in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 9 views. For similar materials see American Federal Government in Political Science at University of Oklahoma.
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Date Created: 01/27/16
American government notes week 1 1/19/16 5 Ways Government directly affects your life o Taxes o Price of gas (oil and gas subsidies) o Cost of education and education quality o Healthcare laws o Public safety laws What does political mean? o Activities related to government Affect people on a national and local level o Struggle for power among groups of people Politics is a way of determining without recourse to violence who gets the power and resources in a society and how Who gets what, when and how Authoritative allocation of things valued by members of a society Government o Set of institutions and processes that has the authority to make and enforce rules and laws for a society o Mediates among private interests and resolves conflicts Purpose of government o Security (internal and external) o General welfare o Order o Resolve conflict o Failures of the market Values, facts, and arguments in politics o Values Normative judgements about what is good or bad o Facts Something that really exists Reality, truth Something known Something that can at least in theory be confirmed o Argument A political contention based on a set of assumptions and values supported by evidence, leading to a clear, well developed conclusion with consequences for how we understand the world
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