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POLI212 old exam - Faculty of Arts Final Examination POLI...

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Unformatted text preview: Faculty of Arts Final Examination POLI 212 Government & Politics — Developed World Examiner: Professor H. Meadwell Date: April 30, 2007 Associate Examiner: Professor F. Sabetti Time: 9:00 - 12:00 INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Answer in exam book. 2. No notes or texts allowed 3. Calculators are not allowed. 4. Regular dictionaries are not allowed. 5. You may keep the Exam. This exam comprises 2 pages, including the cover page. POLI 212 Government and Politics of the Developed World Section I Identifications. Identify and explain TWO of the following: (30 marks) Institutional path dependence (Kopstein and Reilly) Glasnost Principal-agent problem (Martin and Vanberg) Civic nations Embedded liberalism Postindustrial cleavages Proximity (or spatial) model of voting behavior (Norris) Section II Essay. Answer ONE question from this section (30 marks) 1. What are the key features of consociational democracy and under what conditions does consociational democracy emerge? I How was radical socialism transformed into social democracy in Europe? Q Why did regime change occur when it did in the Soviet Union, and what were the key stages and dynamics in the process of regime change and transition to democracy in this case? How would you distinguish the New Right and the New Left in Europe? What explains their emergence and importance in Europe? What is the relationship between economic and political integration in the European Union? Section Three Essay. Answer ONE question from this section (40 marks). 1. Compare and contrast the ‘Western’ and ‘Eastern’ patterns of political development. Draw on both lecture material and course readings. Illustrate with examples from or points about particular countries where relevant. Compare and contrast labour-included and labour-excluded patterns of post-war settlements, including how these settlements have changed over the post-war period. Use both lecture and reading materials and be sure to refer to specific cases where relevant. ...
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