Chapter 1 Study Guide 2009

Chapter 1 Study Guide 2009 - If you can answer all of these...

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If you can answer all of these questions thoroughly then you are prepared for the exam. Remember, there is some information available only in lecture that will not be referenced in the study guide. That material may be on the exam as well. Study Guide: Chapter 1 1. What is politics? a. The process through which individuals and groups reach agreement on a course of common, or collective, action—even as they disagree on the intended goals of that action. 2. Why are bargaining and compromise important to politics? a. Successful bargaining could lead to the discovery that the contending parties actually agree with each other or possibly to one side’s capitulation, generally it ends in a compromise, or a settlement in which each side concedes some preferences to secure others. 3. What are preferences? a. Individuals and groups know what they want 4. What are institutions? a. In a democracy, an organization that manages potential conflicts btw political rivals, helps them to find mutually acceptable solns, and makes
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2010 for the course POLS 1101 taught by Professor Cann during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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