Empirical = factual claims pointing to actual evidence
Normative = evaluative (moral evaluation)
Combination of both in all claims about politics, etc. Make a balance of both
2 or more people developing/having a social relationship with each other
voluntary & spontaneous you create societies with people around you
self-sufficient; self generating societies that generate the society again and again and make it pass on to next generation
common rules of conduct
enforceable commands; a common set of rules that are set by people in the society
Individual: one human being
Is pursued through Coalitions — collective configurations: personal relationships, family, formal alliances, mass politics, etc. Small groups formed from coalitions change the world
Idea of the Common Good:
Socrates, Plato, Aristotle
“polis” = “city-state” in Greece
common political community
pursuing the “idea of the common good” — not self-interest(s) what is best for all of us
Bertrand de Jouvenal: “activity of gathering and maintaining support for human projects”
Modernists: progress, individual achievements in a community
These are projects that are made for the good of people for example the soviet union and democracy
When these system don’t perform results they fail and end as people look for other systems
Management of Conflict:
JDB Miller: “disagreement or conflict”
Alan Ball: “reconciliation of disagreements”
Karl Marx: economic production; the state is needed to deal with problems using economic powers
Distribution of :
Lasswell: “the good things …[in] life” (material & non-material); we distribute things such as education to all it is all available and its a matter or choosing.
Easton: “authoritative allocation of values” (desires, etc.) how much do you want to get it, do you deserve it?
Foucault: subjectivity/identity — body, mind, legal. We are assigned identities by the society that protect us or go against us
Pateman: male sex-right = women’s role and services — reproduction, sexual access, marriage [add now: men’s] patriarchal-heterosexist system. It’s a system of how men set womens roles and rights. Its a sexual system, it all comes down to the women ie. Bill Clinton is remembered for his Monica L. Case rather then all his initiatives.
Bernard Crick: “not unity, but harmony” — really? Its creating these configurations of ideas and beliefs.
specialized activity within a society; the structures within the society
enforce binding decisions on all individuals in a society
enforce rules of conduct
force: selective use of power, but monopoly of use.
States aren’t universal eveyrones different but everyone has a government with a different structer
Modern concept developed in Europe, but broader history as a general idea
Bodin: “in any community there ought to be a single highest authority who is not subject to other human authority”
Establish right of kings
Pateman: (Filmore v. Locke, etc.) head male of family — trans-historial and trans-cultural
Family is the base of sovereignty, the man is the power in this system
Leader is the head of the family
authority to over-rule and not be subject to other authorities
bundle of powers given to governments:
control government functions
ownership of all lands, they own all the property
deal with other sovereigns
non-interference by other sovereigns
two main types:
William Blackstone: parliamentary sovereignty = representative government; people give you the power to take control
Jean-Jacques Rousseau: popular sovereignty = direct democracy
may be delegated: militaries, bureaucracies, private groups, leaders, judiciary (judicial review), etc.
(identifiable) population; your Canadian
European socio-eco-political institution-Treaty of Westphilia, 1648 a European treaty
“universal” = accepted as the only legitimate or recognized collective organization by whom?
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