ch 7 class notes
ch 7 class notes SOCI 2010
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Chapter 7 power and politics class notes 10112015 State municipal organizations affiliated with government Power Legitimate vs illegitimate You can have legitimate actors who have legitimate power but can act in illegitimate ways Dominance as power visible control bullies In uence soft power agenda setting two party system Decide what is talked about Example setting nations tend to exercise soft power over other nations Point out when values don t overlap with actions Those with power elites convince everyone that what they want is best for everyone dominant ideology hegemony Poor lazy rather than systematic social problem Marxist approach con ict theory those in power and those that are they to give power to others Power elite model Marx and C Wright Mills looked at the idea of a conclusion between the CEOs Military and other Elites to maintain power Facade of democracy but select few at top of social hierarchy are really in uencing what gets done con ict Symbolic interaction the neighborhood in which you live in affect what and how you perceive things Demagoguery Unconsciously getting messages about what is acceptable and why things are the way they are Ability of a power holder to keep challenges from arising in the rst place status agenda setting Laws and policies to prevent large corporations from driving smaller competitors out of business Insider trading False advertising Unsafe working environments Blocking of compensation for innocent third parties when corporate actions cause harm gtlltgtllt Laws and policies to prevent large corporations from driving smaller competitors out of business Laws preventing insider trading Laws and regulations of prevent false advertising Laws and regulations related to minimal safety standards Laws and regulations that make companies or individuals compensate innocent third parties when their actions cause harm Does policy always 5 favor powerful Truemost of the time States and the distribution of power Bundle con dence theory Block State has powerful incentive to support big business interests that create jobs and produce economic growth Relative political power of different groups Corporate executives and wealthy have disproportionate resources to in uence political life When the poor are well organized into social movements they can sometimes exert in uence over the direction of policy If there is one thing that both the 19305 and 19605 had in common it is that in both eras large social movements of poor people mostly unions and the unemployed in the 19305 and the civil rights movement in the 19605 changed the context of political power Progressive tax as your income goes up the amount of taxes you pay goes up Rational is that those who bene t the most should have to pay the most back interstate WalMart bene ts greatly from being able to transfer good across interstate Problem is that 15 of a lot of money isn t as problematic as 15 of a little money Taxable income income that is taxed after all deductions and exemptions If you earn most money on investments you are paying much less on taxes investments are taxed less Functionalist incentivize business interest and investments Con ict that may be true but only the rich are really bene tting Taxing income disadvantages working people If more than 13 of your income goes to paying for food you are living in poverty Reduced pay out because food prices have decreased but everything else as increased We don t have the highest rate of would be poverty without government help yet we have the highest rates of poverty with government help The government of every rich country around the world takes steps to ensure that all citizens have health coverage The sole exception is the United States
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