Final+Study+Guide - Final Exam Study Guide POL3, Spring...

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Final Exam Study Guide POL3, Spring 2010 The final exam will consist of multiple-choice, fill-in-blank and short-essay questions, and possibly a game-theory problem or two. In general, the final will be non-cumulative : that is, it will cover only material not covered on previous exams. The topics you need to know are indicated below. The one exception to the non-cumulativeness rule is that you should remember your backwards induction, as discussed in the “Game Theory” section below. I will probably ask you to relate some post-midterm topics (e.g. the democratic peace, foreign aid) to games that I construct, so you need to remember how to interpret extensive-form games. You will NOT need to solve games of imperfect or incomplete information, although your lives will be richer if you can. THE SELECTORATE THEORY 1. Who are the main actors in the selectorate theory? What do they want? How do they obtain what they want? 2. What are the differences between public and private goods? Who benefits from these goods? How does variation in the size of W affect the relative provision of these goods? 3. Why are autocratic leaders able to keep more of society’s resources for themselves? How does this affect their political survival prospects?
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2011 for the course POL 003 taught by Professor Nincic during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.

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Final+Study+Guide - Final Exam Study Guide POL3, Spring...

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