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Why Do You Ask?

From asking questions that require an answer To asking questions that require a conversation.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Concept #2 - Governance

We have discussed two of the major Concepts for our class:
  1. Conflict & Change
  2. Culture
Today we discuss Governance.  The video below will give you an idea of the purpose of governance, what it is designed to do, and why we create so many laws in a country like the United States.

In some of the countries we study, you will see that because they have little diversity, they have fewer (and some would say more uncivilized) laws.  When a society has few cultures represented, the need for compromise, consideration, and fairness to all is less of an issue in the eyes of the government.

As we are seeing, the world is getting more information about how other societies give the citizens more of a voice in the political process.  Countries that once were secluded from democratic citizen participation are now seeking more options in their government.  Therefore, governments are becoming more complex too.

Stay with me...this will begin to make sense soon, and by the end of the school year it will seem like common sense.

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