UWEC POLS 110 - Types of goverment and Locus of power (2 pages)

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Types of government, level of inclusiveness, limits on government power, political culture and American values


Lecture number:
1
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2
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Lecture Note
School:
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Course:
Pols 110 - American National Politics
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1
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POLS 110 1st Edition Lecture 1 Outline of Last Lecture I Syllabus day Outline of Current Lecture I What is government II Types of government III Level of Inclusiveness IV Limits on government power V Locus of power VI Political culture and American values Current Lecture I II III What is government a The institution in society with a monopoly on the legitimate use of force i What does that mean 1 Legitimacy the perception the government has the right to rule is enhanced by popular participation and consent of the governed 2 Coercion the government s use of force ex taxation conscription criminal justice system Types of government a 3 broad typologies describes a specific aspect of government structure inclusiveness limits and locus of power b Using these 3 you can describe virtually every government in written history Level of Inclusiveness a Autocracy a type of dictatorship ruled by 1 military authority i Not all autocrats are dictators but all dictators are autocrats Hitler was a dictator AND autocrat b Oligarchy i Aristocracy monarchy rule by bloodline ii Theocracy rule by religious authority These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute IV V VI 1 Vatican is its own country iii Plutocracy ruled by the wealthy essentially Russia right now iv Kleptocracy people steal from the government to get wealthy then use wealth to stay in power c Democracy rule by masses either directly or indirectly Limits on government power a most extreme end Totalitarian recognize no limits on government authority i Everything can be regualated controlled by government birthrates etc North Korea b Authoritarian ex Hitler i Recognize some limits on government power generally involving nonpolitical issues ex economic religious etc c Consitutionalism i Government recognizes and codifies limits on government power Locus of power a Unitary system all power flows from national to



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