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Government should...

Maintain a national defense provides public services
preserve order
socialize the young
and collect Taxes

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Define politics and who made the famous definition

Harold D. Lasswell's Define politics as "who gets what when how"

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Policymaking system

People - interest, problems and concerns,
linkage institution - parties, elections, interest group, media,
policy agenda - Political issue,
policymaking institution - Legislative, executive, judicial, Bureauracy,
policy- expenditures, taxes, laws, regulations, non-decisions,
people- Impact of policies

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Roberts Dahl Democratic theory

Equality in voting
Effective participation
Enlightened understanding
Citizens control of the agenda Inclusions

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Pluralism

Groups with shared interest influence public policy by pressing their concerns to organize efforts.
Ex: NRA

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Elitism

A theory of American democracy that an upper-class elite group
Hold the power and make policy regardless of the formal government organization

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Hyperpuralism

Pluralism I'm gone bad.
Too many people equals nothings going to happen

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The challenges of democracy

Unity vs diversity
law vs ethics
Commonwealth vs private wealth freedom vs equality

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Wagenberg five key elements for democracy

Liberty
Egalitarianism
individualism
laissez-faire economy
Small peve pocket- skilled workers are as important to someone as Bill Gates