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What kind of arguement does Bagehot make for peasent voting rights?
A utilitarian arguement.
lightbulb.
What benefits exist in extending the vote to the peasents according to John Stuart Mill?
The peasents will become more educated and they will feel more important.
2 things.
What were the two requirements for peasents to be able to vote according to Mill?
literacy and pay taxes.
2 requirements.
Mill was an advocate of weighing votes. How do you weigh different peoples votes?
You weigh according to occupation and examinations.
2 stipulations.
How did Mill feel about a women's right to voting?
He was for women's rights, giving the arguement that "women require it more than men, since, being physically weaker, they are more dependent on law and society for protection."
What was Mill's view on proportional representation?
He agreed with it. He said suppose you have a small majority, say 51%, win an election every time. Is that a true representation of the people?
What are problems with the media nowdays?
The media is biased at times, there is more TV and internet blogs, less newpaper, and our choice is narrowed by big corporations owning many different publication companies (ie: Time Warner).
three main problems.
Interest groups are the following things:
opposite of the media,they have indirect means of influence, no candidates for government positions, and they also have narrow interests.
What are the 3 types of interest groups?
Pluralism: everything is equal;
Elitism: political and economic elite have more government influence than others.
Corporatism: big in Latin America, France; groups in society that are incorporated into the government.
What does PAC stand for?
political action committee; (ie: Emily's List)
What are some classifications of interest groups?
There are class-based, general focus, single issue, corporation, and enviromental interest groups.
What are the goals of interest groups?
They educate on their issues, try to get candidates, they raise money, advertise, etc.
Why haven't the poor come together to form an interest group?
They often work many jobs, they lack education, they have insufficent funding (ie: they are poor), they have no leader, there isn't a plurality over policy goals.
When the poor get pushed where do they turn to?
rioting and in dignified circumstances, mobliztion, which can lead to a military coup.