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Why Govt? Why Science?

by: Allie Levy

Why Govt? Why Science? GOVT 307

Allie Levy
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Legislative Behavior

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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Allie Levy on Wednesday September 9, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to GOVT 307 at George Mason University taught by Victor in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 18 views. For similar materials see Legislative Behavior in Government at George Mason University.


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Date Created: 09/09/15
September 8 2015 Why Government Why Science 1 What a b f g h 2 Origin a is political science good for Campaigns doesn t matter not predictable more of the statues of the economy Will of the public and govt i Arrow idea that only group of people do not have a single collective will Polls are not accurate snapshot of an event i Interpret something different than what is actually measure day to day polls don t matter Parties and independent people don t have one single party they say they are independent but vote for the same party they want to be free thinkers Media most people listen or read the same news source every day and they think that s the news people like to read and listen to what they agree with No such thing as a mandate Always a two party system it is hard for a third party to win No special interest special interest agree with s of Govt Public goods i Nonexcludable once it exists I can t prevent you from not taking it Nonrival more you use it it won t change Ex military parks roads clean air justice system civil libraties education Govt provides Requires a lot of people to make something happen iv Public Goods Free riding Collective Action Problem can t do public good because no one has an incentive for it Institutions designed to control human behavior Govt 3 History of Govt a Before independence i Monarchy from Brits ii Common law John Locke s ideas iii Money in colonies iv Colonies rebel throw policies back at Brits b Articles of Confederation i States had own authority ii Central govt very weak and no taxes iii Shay s Rebellion iv Collective Action Problem wanted govt to work 1 Created constitution institution c Constitution solves Collective Action Problem


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