Political Science Final Exam Notes

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Political Science Final Exam Notes Taxation and Economic Policy A. Iron Triangles
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B. Issue Networks a. An issue network is a set of individuals including public officials who have expertise within a given policy area, and who come together, usually temporarily to work on a particular problem within that policy area. C. Current Account Balance a. The current-account balance summarizes a country’s current transactions with the rest of the world, which include trade, income from international investments and transfers b. Currently we are going into debt at the rate of approx. 7% of our GDP per year, and our total foreign debt is an ever increasing % of GDP c. This is accounted for by our high trade deficit, low national savings rate, and high government deficit Foreign Policy 1. An overview 2. Values—Roles-- Instruments a. Values-are what you are after; what goals you seek b. Roles- These are the various roles you play to accomplish these goals: e.g. negotiator, trader, warrior, proselytizer
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