POLS 112 Lecture: Political Systems and Constitutional Design
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Monday January 12 2015 POLS 112 Week 2 Monday Lecture Political Systems and Constitutional Design Review individual interests get aligned with collective interests selective incentives power of norms provide moral obligation that align individual with collective interest Political System Properties Easton S q Ro MENT Q DEMANDS A 8 p FOUTWL DECISIONS gt g tquot SUPPORT SYSTEM ORPOLICIES U T 5 5 0W FEEDBACK 0M FIG I The boundary of a political system all those actions more or less directly related to the making of binding authoritative decisions for a society example of systems postal economic educational feedback makes a political system complex selfsurviving we react to policies it changes our behavior the system is continually adapting and evolving Monday January 12 2015 overall the American political system has been a pretty stable system one break down The Civil War The system could not fix the problem of slavery Some people think our political system today is dysfunctional Two properties Easton identifies as necessary to survival of a political system differentiation of tasksfunctions different functions division of labor integration interdependence dependency everyone has to be on the same page somehow ex checks and balances Components of Political Systems inputs what go in to the decisionmaking process Channels of demands votes petitions environment can place demands other political systems Suppo specific support gt parties candidates poicy diffuse support gt does the system work nationalismpatriotism American Exceptionalism America is special different crucial if people stop believing the system works it will collapse Objects of support political community membership people diversity our government Three things Americans will be remembered for The Constitution jazz baseba authoritiesgovernment Monday January 12 2015 regime rules of the game Our Constitutional system representatives delegation California has initiative process propositions citizens literally make policy components of system itself process of decision design and implementation handout outputs