Poli Sci 102 Study - Exam 2 Study Guide(Chapters 5 7-9 modernization(lecture and 11 Again look at the terms at the end of each chapter as well as

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1 Exam 2 Study Guide (Chapters 5, 7-9, modernization (lecture) and 11) Again, look at the terms at the end of each chapter, as well as the discussion questions. I have added additional study points below. Remember that this is a guide, not a comprehensive list of all that will be on the test. Chapter 5 1. Be able to name and describe the functions of political parties. Leadership Recruitment - US has weak political parties because they don’t have the power to punish their politicians Formulate Gov’t Policies and Programs - by narrowing focus, reforming platforms to reduce demands on gov’t, and writing platforms in broad terms Political Socialization - media really does this job now, parties way of doing this is employing people because the become extremely indoctrinated Organizing Gov’t - members of congress are more organized because they know who is on their side 2. Be able to describe the various party systems and their benefits/drawbacks. (No party system, one party system, two party system, multi-party system) No Party System - usually has a family in power, i.e. Saudi Arabia One Party System - usually communist countries that sometimes have “elections”, i.e. the Nazi party Two Party System - only two parties have a reasonable chance to win, single member districts, i.e. USA Multi-Party System - proportional representation, i.e. Britain, Japan, France 3. Are parties becoming more or less important in the US? Why? More important because they are attracting more and more voters to the polls 4. Are parties a sign of democracy? How? Two Party Systems are not always stable or democratic
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What is the purpose of an interest group (IG)? Their purpose is to focus on a single issue and hope to sway congressmen to pass bills supporting their issue. Also to gain awareness for the issue among voters 6. How do they differ from political parties? Political parties back a candidate in an election and interest groups don’t Chapter 7 1. What is the difference in divine, natural, and positive law? Who “writes” the law under each type? Divine Laws are laws that come from God and are “written” by God, i.e. the Ten Commandments Natural Laws are laws guaranteed to people just for being human, i.e. life, liberty, and property. The laws are not written down Positive Laws are laws that are man made. These are written by a legislative institution 2. What are the common features among legislatures? There are three. 1) Multimembered 2) Members are formally equal within their houses 3) Decisions are made by counting votes 3. Name and describe the legislative functions. There are five. Make Laws - make new ones, repeal old ones, amend existing ones Elect/Appoint Gov’t Officials - (i.e. Speaker of the House, Majority Leader) Act in a Judicial Capacity - (i.e. impeachment) Investigative Functions - look into gov’t actions to see if something was done wrong, i.e. Watergate Investigation 4. How does the executive and legislature work together under a
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