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Midterm Review Sheet for Intro to Comparative Politics (01:790:103:08) – Fall 2007 Dependent, independent, and intervening variables Causation Correlation (types of) Mulitcausality Laws (types of) Different meanings of theory; Parsimonious and middle-range theories Models Heuristic Ideal type Tautology Qualitative and quantitative approaches (differences between them; benefits/drawbacks of each) Necessary and sufficient conditions Logical fallacies Epistemology Empirical analysis Falsifiable Hypothesis-testing The state (how it differs from other political communities; defining characteristics) Difficulty associated with identifying “the state” Debates about power of “the state” today Origin of the modern state Nation-state Welfare state Normative political theory Empirical political theory Constitution Institution New institutionalism Unitary and federal states Parliamentary and presidential systems of government (esp. relationship between
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