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Unformatted text preview: Southeast Asia, South/Central America, etc. .. What propels this revolution? Presence of free election is the main/sole criterion for democracy. Mother and child parallel to politics. Three conceptual themes of Comparative Politics 1. Institutions 2. Policy Making 3. Political Economy 1. Formal or informal rules that prescribe certain actions and methods Why? Individuals make decisions which lead to certain events. None of these things occur in a political vacuum, individuals make decisions and take actions under the constraints of institutions. ex: You may want to become the president, and you could kill him in order to do so, but Institutions against murder deter such action. Rules, Laws etc. ..Systems. ..Executive, Legislative, Judicial branches. 2. The government installs policies that affect us. 3. Economy has an affect on the well-being of people. Econ is affected by gov. Relationships between conceptual themes is cross-applicable....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PLSC 1340 taught by Professor Sakamoto during the Fall '07 term at SMU.
- Fall '07
- Comparative Politics