Poli Sci 102 Study - Study Guide for Exam 3 What we are covering Chapter 12 Great Britain Crane Brinton(from class Revolutions Chapter 13 Russia

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Study Guide for Exam 3 What we are covering: Chapter 12 – Great Britain Crane Brinton (from class) – Revolutions Chapter 13 – Russia Beer – The Dynamics of Modernization Political Order in Changing Societies – Samuel Huntington Becoming Modern: Individual Change in Six Developing Countries – Inkeles and Smith Chapter 15 – Politics of Developing Nations Chapter 17 – Mexico Chapter 12 Know the terms at the end of the chapter Know their basic governmental structures (legislative, executive, and judicial) Legislative : bicameral. House of Lords, House of Commons. Lords has 618 seats made up mostly of “life peers” movement towards elected body. Commons has 659 seats chosen by proportional representation. Commons is stronger than Lords, Lords has only authority to discuss. Elections to Commons held. Required to vote along party lines. Social class is a very strong indicator of party allegiance. Executive - parliamentary system. Prime Minister is appointed by majority party in parliament. He appoints advisors to his cabinet. He is only truly strong if his party has a majority not a plurality. Current prime minister is Tony Blair. Judicial - not nearly as powerful as US Supreme Court. Power comes from EU. Know detail about those. No kidding. How are the officials chosen for each? Are they weak or strong? How does party play a role in that office? How many members? How often are elections? How does social class play a role? This isn’t comprehensive. Know as much as possible. Don’t worry so much about the history of it all – except for the name and circumstances of the last king that tried to attempt absolute monarchy and how that impacted the US George III was lead king to attempt absolute monarchy. He was king during the American Revolution Know how being heard in Parliament led to the growth of the welfare state following WWI the Labor party passed the Whigs to become the
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2 nd most powerful party in parliament. They instituted the new welfare state. Understand how the New Labour party was formed and what they wish to accomplish formed in the early 90s as a more moderate Labour Party to attract more followers. Advocated more unity with Europe How are class distinctions reinforced by education system? Rich kids go to private schools, and poor kids go to public schools Why don’t people revolt? Two reasons. Changes occurred gradually overtime, strong tradition of democratic values What are the features of the bureaucracy? Viewed as corrupt and biased, but not really true. Take too much of a moderate stance often preventing much work from being done What is the postwar settlement? Is it still in effect? Agreement labour party and conservative party which said labour party would limit future development of welfare programs, and conservatives would accept current ones, fell through in the 1970s. What was Margaret Thatcher’s general policy for the country? Did it
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course POLIT SCI 102 taught by Professor Laurenharding during the Spring '07 term at University of Tennessee.

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Poli Sci 102 Study - Study Guide for Exam 3 What we are covering Chapter 12 Great Britain Crane Brinton(from class Revolutions Chapter 13 Russia

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