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Power, politics and government

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Power, politics and government

  1. 1. The Nature of Power, Politics, and Government Learning Outcomes 1. Understand why it is important to care about power, politics, and government. 2. Evaluate and rate multiple „power quotes‟ using the rating scale provided in class. 3. Create a chart that portrays the five “political games” that are commonly played in politics.
  2. 2. Kickoff Question: Nature of Power, Politics, and Government
  3. 3. Focus Question: Nature of Power, Politics, and Government
  4. 4. History: Most Americans Distrust Gov… John Locke = Social Contract = Give to Get Still…We Look to Gov. to Provide For Us Formal Authority = Legal and Official Legitimacy = We ‘Accept’ That They Lead Politics = Competition = A Game Politics= People Work to Influence Groups A Gov. Must Use Coercion and Collect $$$ How Can Gov. Give Us What We Want? Why Should You Care About Power, Politics, and Government? The Nature of Power, Politics, and Government
  5. 5. ”“ Processing Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. Martin Luther King Jr. Strength to Love, 1963 1 2 3 4 5 The quote above is… Never True Seldom True Sometimes True Often True Always True 8
  6. 6. ”“ Processing Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Lord Acton Letter to Bishop Mandell Creighton, 1887 1 2 3 4 5 The quote above is… Never True Seldom True Sometimes True Often True Always True 9
  7. 7. ” “ Processing It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it. Aung San Suu Kyi “Freedom from fear” speech, 1990 1 2 3 4 5 The quote above is… Never True Seldom True Sometimes True Often True Always True 10
  8. 8. ”“ Processing Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun. Mao Zedong 1 2 3 4 5 The quote above is… Never True Seldom True Sometimes True Often True Always True 11
  9. 9. ” “ Processing Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. Ronald Reagan First Inaugural Address, 1981 1 2 3 4 5 The quote above is… Never True Seldom True Sometimes True Often True Always True 12
  10. 10. ” “ Processing When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fail. Mohandas Gandhi 1 2 3 4 5 The quote above is… Never True Seldom True Sometimes True Often True Always True 13
  11. 11. ”“ Processing When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. Jimi Hendrix 1 2 3 4 5 The quote above is… Never True Seldom True Sometimes True Often True Always True 14
  12. 12. ” “ Processing This country has been strip-mined by rich and powerful interests. If you don’t like what they’re doing, don’t just sit there. Ralph Nader 1992 1 2 3 4 5 The quote above is… Never True Seldom True Sometimes True Often True Always True 15
  13. 13. ” “ Processing 1 2 3 4 5 The quote above is… Never True Seldom True Sometimes True Often True Always True The men who create power make an indispensable contribution to the Nation’s greatness, but the men who question power make a contribution just as indispensable. John F. Kennedy Speech at Amherst College, 1963 16
  14. 14. Game Description Example
  15. 15. Game Description Example Horse Trading Give up something in exchange for something of equal or greater value. Win-win situation. Missouri Compromise Walkout Walk out and refuse to return until the opposition agrees to give them something they want. Cesar Chavez and the Grape Strike Power Struggle Trying to win by outfoxing or overpowering their opponents. A Machiavelli idea. Cuban Missile Crisis Demolition Derby The goal is complete destruction of your opponent. Eliminate real and perceived enemies. Roman Army Third Punic War Civil Disobedience Publicly shame the opposition by deliberately disobeying what they think is an unjust law. Mohandas Gandhi
  16. 16. Exit Slip: Nature of Power, Politics, and Government
  17. 17. Five Sources of Power Learning Outcomes 1. Construct a diagram that shows the five sources of power commonly used by people in a position of authority. 2. Read the primary source document by Machiavelli titled “The Prince”, and answer questions based on your analysis of the document.
  18. 18. Kickoff Question: Five Sources of Power
  19. 19. Focus Question: Five Sources of Power
  20. 20. Formal Authority Expertise Coercion Persuasion Rewards
  21. 21. Formal Authority Power comes from the holder’s position and duties within organization. Expertise Power derives from the power holder’s specific skills or expertise. Coercion Power springs from the power holder’s ability to punish or penalize others. Persuasion Power flows from the power holder’s ability to persuade or influence others. Rewards Power comes from the power holder’s ability to give something of value. (such as money)
  22. 22. Comparing Forms of Government Learning Outcomes 1. Evaluate various ways that political power is distributed in a society. 2. Design a visual that explains and analyzes the pros and cons of various forms of government around the world. 3. Use your pro and con visual to sketch symbols that represent the seven different forms of government.
  23. 23. Kickoff Question: Comparing Forms of Government
  24. 24. Focus Question: Comparing Forms of Government
  25. 25. All Societies Develop Gov.- Simple or Not? Single-Party: Political Elite (Communism) Many Forms and Varieties of Gov. Monarchy: Rule by 1 Hereditary Ruler Theocracy: Rule by Few Religious Leaders Federalism: National, State, Local President Dem: Rep. of People (US) Parliamentary Dem: Legislative Majority Direct Democracy: Rule by ALL Citizens How Should Political Power Be Distributed in a Society? Comparing Forms of Government
  26. 26. Term Definition Pro Con Monarchy Dictatorship Theocracy Single-Party State Direct Democracy Parliamentary Democracy Presidential Democracy
  27. 27. Term Definition Pro Con Monarchy 1 rule exercises power based on divine right. Clear line of succession. Quality of leadership can vary. Dictatorship 1 ruler based on control of military and police. 1 person can get things done quickly. Power can be used to abuse citizens. Theocracy Government by religious leaders. 1 Religion promotes political unity. Religious minorities often persecuted. Single-Party State 1 political party allowed to govern. Easier to pass laws. People with different views shut out. Direct Democracy Citizens vote directly by ballot. Each citizen has an equal say. Very time-consuming for citizens. Parliamentary Democracy Voters elect lawmakers, lawmakers choose leader Majority votes with Prime Minister. No real ‘check’ on Prime Minister. Presidential Democracy Voters elect lawmakers and elect President. Separation of Power allows ‘check’. Gridlock when Pres. not from maj. party.
  28. 28. Exit Slip: Comparing Forms of Government

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