POS 351 SAMPLE MIDTERM EXAM Fall 2009

POS 351 SAMPLE MIDTERM EXAM Fall 2009 - POS 351...

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POS 351 Democratization Dr. Okey Iheduru SAMPLE Mid-Semester Exam Fall 2009 Instruction : 1. Write short notes of no more than one page of the “Blue Book” for each item on FIVE of the following: (a) THREE handicaps of “new democracies” compared to “old democracies” and Robert Michel's "Iron Law of Oligarchy" vs. “Feckless Pluralism” (b) Five differences between Dr. Julius Nyerere (former president of Tanzania) and Leuw Kwan Yeu (former president of Taiwan) on one hand and Robert Dahl and Seymour Martin Lipset, on the other, on how they conceptualize democracy. (c) Three preconditions for democracy and TWO critiques of these variables and Hegelian vs. Marxian conceptions of the role of civil society. 2. Social structure H v. M 1. interest groups 2. voice - protects minority groups 3. accountability 4. informational role with people 5. moral line of what they will allow the govt to do (helps citizens articulate in society) (d) Pros and cons of the presidential and parliamentary systems of government
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This note was uploaded on 09/03/2010 for the course POS 85322 taught by Professor Iheduru during the Fall '09 term at ASU.

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POS 351 SAMPLE MIDTERM EXAM Fall 2009 - POS 351...

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