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poli sci review class 1 - Political Science 140 Review for...

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Review for Final – Discussion, 12/8/10 1. Taiwan and China a. Conflict – Taiwan wants independence, China does not want to give it to them b. Historically the USSR and China split b/c USSR did not support China and Taiwan 2. Akihito – Japanese Prime Minister 3. Confucianism – a philosophy, promotes obedience and traditional values (emperor sets example) –guidelines for behavior a. Role in China today and politics b. Explain why China still is not democratic and people are not pressing for it 4. Diet-Japan = lower house (role in politics etc) 5. Varnas – caste system in India a. Priest, warrior, trader, artisans, peasants b. 4 broad categories of class 6. Single Non-Transferable Vote a. Pre 1993 – lower house, now = upper house b. District Magnitude > 1 = number of elected officials from that distract --In SNTP there will be multiple candidates c. HOWEVER, voters have only one vote single and non-transferable d. Non-Transferable: vote for a candidate, and your vote stays with that candidate e. Single Transferable Vote System (Australia): rank candidates by order by choice if first choice made it into legislature, your vote is transferred to your next choice 7. Civil Society a. Associations that are not a part of the state – housing, religious b. Organized groups that the state has no role in – not funded (non- governmental organizations) c. Broad = people not a part of the state 8. Japan 1993 Elections a. Why important? First time the LDP lost an election b. Until then, uninterrupted rule for 40 years
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