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Power & Citizenship in American Politics Notes

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What is Politics? Politics​- “who gets what, when, and how” - Harold Lasswell - Process of determining how power and resources are distrib. in society w/o recourse and violence - Arranges lives into some kind of social order Power​- ability to get ppl to do what you want - Legit way of managing power or violence will break out Media​- channels (tv, radio, internet, etc.) which info is sent and received thru - Controlling media helps gain and maintain ​power Politics​ helps arrange ​social order​ (way organize and live our collective lives), provide goods and services can’t get alone, max. behav. think important Pol. exists bc can’t always get what want ❖ Tools of politics: compromise and cooperation, discussion and debate, dealmaking, horse trading, bargaining, storytelling, bribery and deceit Politics and Government Government​-syst. or org. for exercising aut ...
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