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Unformatted text preview: ITS 201 Exam 1 Chapters 1-5 Chapter 1: Political Science • Open Political Systems o Presidential Dominate western hemisphere Hold independent elections for the executive (president) Allows different parties to dominate respective branches Cannot pass legislation without approval of congress and the executive o Parliamentary Draws the executive from legislative elections Whoever wins in the legislature chooses the executive (prime minister) and cabinet from its party No single party commonly wins an outright majority in the legislative election Makes it that there needs to be a coalition between the parties o Example—France incorporates both systems • Empirical Data o Information gained from observations from an experiment or experience • Qualitative data—used to describe types of information. Not as precise as quantitative o Gender, race, age • Quantitative data—statistical analysis of large data sets o Voters ballots o International side—surveys on foreign aid • Behaviorism o Focuses on the measurable aspects of political behavior o Concentrates on the observable actions humans take in their political lives o Allows for data collection, helps keep political scientists outside of the realm of conjecture and interpretation o EX: Bill Clinton’s agenda during his presidency seemed a more conservative then his liberal roots would suggest • International Studies—interdisciplinary approach to exploring the world • International Relations—is a specific subfield of political science. • Democracy if holds elections?? o NO o There are single parties that have regular election BUT are not democratic Globalization: Power Point Slides Characteristics of Globalization • Internationalization o International exchange and independence o Increasing interconnectedness and interaction between diverse cultures Implications for global transportation, media, education, health • Liberalization o Economic liberalism—advocates free market capitalism o Borderless global economy • Universalization o Spreading objects and experiences worldwide—internet o Events in one part of world have effects in other parts of the world • Westernization (modernization) o Threat to traditional nonwestern culture • Deterritorialization o Social activities transcend territorial distance o Shifts in how we experience space and place o Technology advancements like telecommunication, computers, media occur almost simultaneously anywhere and everywhere International Organizations 2 types of organizations • International Political Organizations—based on need for cooperation to address international and global problems o Address political, historical, geographical, economic, and cultural international issues 1. International Governmental Organizations (IGO) o Organization with an international membership, scope, or presence that advances global or regional interests o Member (sovereign) states held together by formal agreement...
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