Midterm 2, Spring 2008 POLI 231 IN WORLD POLITICS Instructions This essay exam must either be posted on Blackboard’s Digital Dropbox or attached in an email to me ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) as a Word document no later than Friday, March 7 at 9:00pm. Late work will be penalized in accordance with the syllabus, 5% per day, beginning at 9:01pm. Completing it sooner rather than later is likely to take less time and produce better results. I am happy to provide feedback on speciﬁc questions you may have about your outlines. Essays exceeding 2 pages, double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, 1-inch margins, will also lose points. Question 1. Social scientists sometimes argue that certain conditions are “necessary” and/or “suﬃcient” to a given outcome. A condition is necessary if the outcome would not have happened without the presence of that condition. A condition is suﬃcient if it’s presence is enough to generate the outcome. Consider the game of poker (with one deck). In poker, for
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