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Nature of Politics

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Nature of Politics 1:790:101


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Tells about the fundamentals of what politics means in today's world
Nature of Politics
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Katie on Monday September 12, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to 1:790:101 at Rutgers University taught by Eber-Schmid in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 10 views. For similar materials see Nature of Politics in Humanities and Social Sciences at Rutgers University.

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Date Created: 09/12/16
Politics: the activities associated with the governance of a country or other area; especially the debate or parties having or hoping to achieve power. What do you think of when you hear the word “politics”? • Rules • Government • Power • Negotiation • Law and Social Contracts • Morals • Corruption • Lies/Promises • Conflict • Vote • Money • Attention • Who gets what, when and how—->economic Politics to Us Now The practices and institutions whose aim is to organize human coexistence Practices- ways of behavior Institutions- government, prisons, schools and banks—-> all institutions that have or order; Politics are about the public and people together—-> human coexistence What is political? • Recycling—-> there are laws saying you have to recycle • Walking your dog—-> there are laws saying how you can and cannot walk your dog Political thought has been around since the beginning of time Republican and Democratic parties have been around since ancient Athens—-> Democracy Western Political Thought What is a cannon? - Something official or generally accepted. A cannon is a collection of texts or works or a body of laws. - Western Political Cannon: a series of works from political leaders for thousands of years What is a vocation? • Job • Skill • Calling • Passion Career • • Profession Politics and Independent Leadership Economical situations can change how we see and thing of politics • • Everything about politics is about the state • The state defines modern politics • You can be political leader outside of government • Leaders are authenticated by legitimacy, recognition, credibility, tradition (custom), law (servants) and charisma (makes them more accepting and trusting) • Laws dictate succession—-> the death of a president : would you accept this authority? Constitutional Monarchy- tradition or charisma- modern political leaders have their power because the people they rule trust and legitimize them


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