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POLI 211.Key Terms and Dates. Review no.1. fall 2011

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POLI 211: Key Terms and Facts . Review 1 You should be able to identify and explain the importance for comparative analysis of the key terms and concepts at the end of the chapter on Britain in the Kopstein and Lichbach text. The same applies for the following items: Pirate democracy Paradox of power Paradox of polycentricty The problem of incommesurabilities Why merchant ship owners required autocratic captains Principal-agent relations Roving bandits Variety of Stationary bandits Blessing of the Invisible Hand Common method of normative inquiry (Ostrom) Problem of positive inquiry (Ostrom) Democracy and dictatorship in Olson Different sources of progress in autocracies and democracies Basic ingredients: rules, goods, and individuals Rules in use and rules in form “Basic logic of rules”
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