Midterm 1 Review

Midterm 1 Review - Political Science 206 Texas A&M...

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Political Science 206 Midterm Review I You should be comfortable with the following terms and concepts. Keep in mind that these are just some – but by no means all – of the more important topics we’ve covered so far: What is politics? What are institutions? How can government resolve conflict? Public vs. private goods o Definitions of o Examples of o Why government? Collective action problems o Definitions of o Examples of Declaration of Independence o What are its theoretical foundations? Articles of Confederation o What were they? o Why did they break down? Constitution o Who wrote it? o What were the major proposals? Federalist #10, #51 o What is the main logic? o What are factions? o Difference between majority/minority factions? o How to tame factions? Direct democracy o What is it? o How does it differ from a republican (representative) democracy? Constitutional powers of president, congress, judiciary
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2008 for the course POLS 206 taught by Professor Someonethatwasjusttryingtogettheirdoctorate during the Spring '06 term at Texas A&M.

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