Week 1 Notes- Intro to Comp Politics
Week 1 Notes- Intro to Comp Politics PSCI 2012-100
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August 26 2015 Intro to Comparative Politics Week 1 Introduction Why do we call it comparative politics Politics refers to decisions and contestation over community authority and public goals Politics the process of making decisions about public and collective problems and goals through the application of authority and power State the legal and organizational unit that makes implements and enforces political decisions for a community the organization that holds a monopoly on the legitimate use of force in a society Government the leaders who act on behalf of a state at a particular time not as permanent as the state US usually calls this the administration Comparative Politics the scientific study of politics and states in multiple countries around the world Nation a cultural group that shares a sense of community and a claim to certain political rights