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Summary Politics, Power and Governance I

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- Politics, Power and Governance I
- Netelenbos
- 2021 - 2022
- Universiteit van Amsterdam
- Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics
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  • 5 Week 5

  • 5.2.3 Lecture Notes

  • Which streams exist in "the Garbage Model"
    The problem stream, the political stream, and the policy stream.
  • 6 Week 6:

  • 6.1.4.1 How can we explain biased pluralism?

  • What explanations are there for biased pluralism?
    Insider vs. Outsider, Organised vs. Unorganised, and Privileged positions of business.
  • What is biased pluralism?
    Stable unrepresentations
  • 6.1.4.1.2 Organised vs. Unorganised

  • What is the free rider problem?
    Low stakes are shared by many with less power and high stakes are shared by a few with more power
  • What is an example of organised vs. Unorganised?
    Wealthy businessmen pay scientists to research the specific topics they want to address and which concern them. The political agenda is biased because of their interests.
  • 6.1.4.1.3 Privileged business interests

  • What is structural resource inequality?
    Ownership and control over certain resources generate significant inequalities among citizens in their capacities and opportunities for participating as political equals in governing the state.
  • Why does structural resource inequality contradict the statement of the pluralists?
    Pluralists said that the influence distribution shifts. Since resource inequality is a structure, therefore it does not shift and contradicts the statement of pluralists
  • 6.1.4.2 The Elite Theory

  • Who rules in the elite theory?
    The economic elite, the top executives, the capitalist ruling class.
  • 6.1.4.2.1 The economic elite

  • What is an example of the economic elite?
    The Koch brothers do not want a government but absolute freedom for the rich especially in the sectors where they make a fortune.
  • 6.1.4.2.2 The top executives

  • What characterises the society according to Mills?
    It is a nation of corporations, of hierarchy, and most people are just employees. Power and authority are concentrated at the top of those hierarchies.
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