Government Forms: Parliamentary, Presidential, Constitutionalism

Centralization: What Form? Issue: how much centralization of power into the hands of a State government? classification = 4 types 1. Unitary central State government = all powers & govern whole state no legal challenger in political system, unlcss created by central government most common form: 150 states often: no constitution but traditional rules egs?…

Government Systems: Monarchy, Aristocracy, Democracy, Oligarchy

Classification Typology: classification system for claiming broad similarities or differences Aristotle’s typology based on two questions: who rules? in whose interest? Who Rules Lawful (common good) Lawless (private interest) One Monarchy Tyranny Few Aristocracy Oligarchy Many Polity Democracy modern concept of “democracy” = polity — constitutional democracy Dickerson and Flanagan’s modern typology Political System: Liberal…

Concepts of Politics: Power, Government, Society

Claims Society Politics Government Sovereignty(citizenship) The stats Power Claims 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 Society 2 or more people developing/having a social relationship with each other voluntary & spontaneous you create societies with…

Labour Force: Income Security & Insurance

Income Support System ·          Employment Insurance (EI) ·          provides a level of income replacement to those workers who are temporarily out of work and meet strict eligibility conditions ·          Social Assistance (SA) ·          provides minimal income support to those who do not qualify for Employment Insurance Key Concepts ·          Employment: any legal activity carried out…

The Matrix of Jurisprudence

Jurisprudence Juris- of law or of right Prudens/Prudentia-knowledge or skill of the law. Science or Philosophy of the Law Dealing with concepts, principles, notions of legal thought Look below surface of laws, court decisions and legal institutions Historical and Philosophic Roots Legal Matrix= Puzzle Interlocking Concepts, theories, principles and institutions. Law more than just rules…