An Introduction to Political Science and American Government

Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh / 02.14.2018 Historian Brewminate Editor-in-Chief 1 – Forms of Government Forms of government are categorized by the power source and power structure of any given state. 1.1 – Government and Its Forms Countries of the World, by Type of Government in 2011: This map shows all the countries of the word,[…]

Origins of the Electoral College

Roman Comitia Centuriata / Wikimedia Commons The process was never intended to be democratic. The first presidents were appointed by elites, not elected by the masses. Not until 1820s, with the rise of Andrew Jackson, did popular voting have a role in the selection of presidents. By Dr. Randall G. Holcombe Devoe Moore Professor of[…]

The Ins and Outs of American Government: It’s Inspiration, Formulation, and Operation

Photo By: Phil Roeder / Creative Commons Introduction Is government to be feared or loved? Thomas Hobbes set out to discover that in his book Leviathan, which spawned this famous title page that depicts government as a giant towering over the land. Is the king protecting or threatening his country? Do you believe in government[…]

Digital Domesday: Digital Surveillance Threatens Us with a New Serfdom

Nothing of what William’s subjects had in life escaped the Domesday Book. Today, more covertly, those in power are using mass surveillance to collect all the digital details of our lives. Flickr/Andrew Barclay By Graham Murdock Professor of Culture and Economy Loughborough University In 1085, almost two decades had passed since William the Conqueror’s victory[…]