ISS_225__Study_Guide_I__2007

ISS_225__Study_Guide_I__2007 - 1) What is power? 2) What...

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1) What is power? 2) What does Professor John Kenneth Galbraith ( The Anatomy of Power) mean by the term condign power? 3) Compensatory power? 4) Conditioned power? 5) What is authority? 6) Why is the use of coercive power and authority by government considered “legitimate?” 7) What is autocracy? 8) Oligarchy? 9) Democracy? 10) What was the theory of the “Divine Right of Kings?” 11) Why did absolute monarchy decline and fall? 12) What is a constitutional monarchy? 13) What are some examples of 20 th Century dictatorships? 14) What kind of power was exercised by Hitler in Germany, Mussolini in Italy and Stalin in the Soviet Union? 15) What kinds of oligarchies have been common in recent history? 16) What kind of political system is the most common in the world today? 17) What was the concept of “popular sovereignty?” 18) How did John Locke and Thomas Jefferson justify revolution against “tyranny?” 19) How did Jefferson adapt Locke’s writing to fit the needs of the American Revolution? 20) What were the ideals of the French Revolution? 21) What was the significance of the Glorious Revolution of 1688 in England?
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22) What is meant by “limited government?” 23) What are “natural rights?” 24) What political, social, economic and educational conditions seem to make the success of democracy more likely? 25) What are some of the problems of building democracy in the Middle East or Persian Gulf states? 26) What is difference between a direct democracy and indirect democracy? 27) What is a republic? 28) What were some of the devices of direct democracy adopted by the “Progressives” in late 19 th and early 20 th Century America? 29) What is the popular initiative? 30) The referendum? 31) The recall? 32) What is politics? 33) What is the purpose of a constitution? 34) Which nation has the world’s oldest, written democratic constitution? 35) What is meant by the “virtue of vagueness?” in a constitution? 36) What were the Articles of Confederation, and why did they fail? 37) What was the Annapolis Convention? 38) What were the instructions given to the delegates to the Philadelphia Convention? 39) What was Shays’ Rebellion? 40) Who were the delegates to the American Constitutional Convention? 41) Were they “representative?” 42) What was Columbia University Charles A. Beard’s view of the Constitutional Convention, expressed in his book, An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution?
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43) What were the major controversies at the convention?
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course ISS 225 taught by Professor Williams during the Fall '07 term at Michigan State University.

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