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Mission College, Political Science 1 Durukan Test # 1 Study Guide Your first test covers first five chapters. It is a multiple-choice test, so please bring a scantron and a pencil! Firsts and foremost pay attention to definitions. Do not only memorize them but also learn what they mean. Make sure that you also learn basic concepts, themes, and arguments we have covered IN CLASS. Most importantly, read your TEXTBOOK. Questions will be testing your knowledge on the following. Chapter 1: Politics What is Politics? The struggle over power or influence within organizations or informal groups that can grant or withhold benefits or privileges. A process, decision making, resource/benefits, conflict resolution. Who gets what and how? What is Government? the institution in which decisions are made that resolve conflicts and allocate benefits. It is unique because it has the ultimate authority within society. Permanent institution made up of the people who decide on politics. Resolve conflict among the members of society. Allocate benefits Why do we need a government? To have order Protection of life and property Provides public goods (parks, schools, freeways) Differences between various forms of governments, and examples. Totalitarian Regime - A form of government that controls all aspects of the political and social life of a nation. ( Soviet Union under Josef Stalin )
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Authoritarianism- A type of regime in which only the government itself is fully controlled by the ruler. ( China, Cuba, Iran ) Aristocracy-rule by the "best"; in reality rule by upper class ( England )
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