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Unformatted text preview: Political Science 506.02 ~ , ‘ Autumn 2008 Jimmy Casas Klausen , ‘ Se—Hyoung Yi Study Guide: Final Examination Part I. Identifications. On the exam, you will be asked to identify or explain five names or concepts from a list of ten. (Those ten are among the twenty below.) Write three or four sentences on each one. Obviously some of these terms have relevance beyond the scope of this course; however, what you write should be germane to the theories and theorists we considered together this semester. If the term seems significant to two or more texts or theorists, then you will want to address relevant differences, if any. This part of the exam will be worth 25% of the total exam score (5% for each answer). During the exam, you will want to spend no longer than thirty minutes on this section. Cecil Rhodes Boudicca (Boadicea) parental despotism Abd-el—Kader (Abd al-Qadir) decentralized despotism oriental despotism F LN razzia “screen violence” citizen/subject Salt Satyagraha swaraj village system Marshal Bugeaud ahimsa expansion imperium customary authority bifurcated state “highest stage of capitalism” Part II. Texts/contexts. For this section, you will need to write one paragraph on each of two passages. You will choose those two from a selection of four passages on the exam. In your answers, you must identify (1) the text or movie from which the passage or dialogue is excerpted, (2) the author of the passage or director of the motion picture, and (3) the significance or context of the passage or excerpted dialogue with respect to imperialism or anti-imperialism Commenting on the significance or context might entail, for example, recounting the argument of the text as a whole and where the particular excerpt stands with respect to that whole Example: 1. “But it so happens that for the colonized this violence is invested with positive, formative features because it constitutes their only work. This violent praxis is totalizing since each individual represents a violent link in the great chain, in the almighty body of violence rearing up in reaction to the primary violence of the colonizer.” This part of the exam will be worth 25% of the total exam score (12.5% for each answer). During the exam, you will want to spend no longer than thirty minutes on this section. Part III. Short essays. You will be asked to write two short essays, which you will choose from a list of four on the exam. (Those four are among the eight questions below.) The suggested length for each short essay is between four and six paragraphs. You will be graded on three criteria: (1) your use of textual evidence and examples from lectures and readings; (2) the argumentation and logic of your essay; (3) the originality and thoughtfulness by which you engage the question. This part of the exam will be worth the remaining 50% of the total exam score. You will want to allow approximately one hour for this part of the exam. 1. What motivates imperialism according to Schumpeter and Lenin? What are the main differences between their interpretations of imperialism? ‘ Arendt suggests the one “logical consequence [of imperialism] is the destruction of all living communities, those of the conquered peoples as well as of the people at home” (137). What are the effects of imperialism on the colonizers’ political institutions at home? Answer with reference to Arendt and Hobson. Is the Roman Empire under Nero, as described by Tacitus, an empire in the modern sense? Why or why not? , In his “First Report on Algeria,” Tocqueville made the following claim about the Arab population: “Exact, but rigorous, justice should be our sole rule of conduct toward the indigenous population when they act reprehensibly toward us.” As portrayed by The Battle of Algiers, did the French in Algiers follow Tocqueville’s advice a century later? Why or why not? “Native Algerians’ revolutionary violence in The Battle of Algiers fails to produce the unified body politic that Fanon theorizes in Wretched of the Earth. In your estimation, does the quoted assessment ring true? Why or why not? Does violence impede or facilitate the achievement of real freedom among the colonized? How? Answer with reference to Fanon and Gandhi. “Not the Indians, but the British are the real barbarians in India.” Among Edmund Burke, John Stuart Mill, and Karl Marx, who would agree and who would disagree with this statement? Why? According to Mamdani and Fanon, African states sometimes replicate, in the choices and emphases they make and the paths they take during the period after independence or national liberation, certain aspects of colonial power. Describe three traps explored by Fanon and Mamdani that postcolonial states must avoid in order not to reproduce the political legacies of their colonizers. ...
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