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Unformatted text preview: MIDTERM 1 STUDY GUIDE POL3, SPRING 2011 The first midterm will draw on material from the Introduction and Chapter 2 of the BDM textbook. Since this is not a lot of material (60 pages in all), I feel comfortable requiring you to know everything in these chapters. So: you should understand all the concepts in these chapters. You do not , however, have to memorize facts. You do not need to know any names, dates or places. You do not need to memorize Khameinis and Ahmedinejads ideal points on the Iran nuclear issue. You do, however, need to understand all of the theoretical concepts we have discussed. Here are some more specific guidelines: INTRODUCTION You should understand the basic elements of the four analytical approaches discussed in this chapter: Neorealism, Liberalism, Constructivism, and the Strategic Approach. If given an example of a certain type of foreign-policy decision (e.g. one that maximizes national security, absolute national wealth, or the leaders political prospects), you should be able to link this...
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This note was uploaded on 12/02/2011 for the course POL 3 taught by Professor Maoz during the Spring '06 term at UC Davis.
- Spring '06