POSC+150+Exam+1+study+guide - 1 POSC 150 Exam #1 Study...

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1 POSC 150 Exam #1 Study Guide How to use this study guide: This study guide should provide a starting point for your studying. By going through the guide and answering the questions, you should get a sense of what you know and what you need to study more. Use this to test your knowledge of the material and identify areas you need to improve upon. NOTE: You are responsible for all the material covered since the first class . The intention of this guide is to highlight some major themes and topics covered in the class – it is not an exhaustive list of all material from readings and lectures. Also, these are not the questions that will be on the exam. PART ONE: FRAMEWORK OF THE POLITCAL SYSTEM Ch 1 Political Systems What is politics? How do societies make decisions? What are the rules to understanding politics? (Think about the three constant questions we ask) What are the different types of political systems? How do we categorize them? What is an authoritarian system? Non-authoritarian? What is popular sovereignty? What are substantive guarantees? What are procedural guarantees? What is political culture? What is distinctive about American political culture? What is a political ideology?
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2011 for the course POSC 150 taught by Professor Mycoff during the Fall '08 term at University of Delaware.

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POSC+150+Exam+1+study+guide - 1 POSC 150 Exam #1 Study...

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