Final Exam Review Questions

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Final Exam Review Questions (ABBY IS THE FUCKIN SHIT) 1. What is a Government? o The individuals who at any one particular time occupy offices vested with public authority To identify a government is to know when a change has occurred in the government (almost always personal changes). They are common and regular in democratic systems 2. What is a Regime? o The structure of the governing institutions in a country o Formal structures of governing institutions + the rules and preocedures around these structures that tell you how to elect + define authority. (change is more difficult then government (ex. Revolutions, civil wars, invasions) U.S. in 2 nd regime Rules of a system are usually more firmly grounded than the people who occupy it. 3. That is a political culture? o pattern of individual attitudes/orientations for politics among members of a political system Components of political culture 1. Cognitive- how we think about politics 2. Affective- how we feel about politics As it becomes more systematic, an ideology can develop (a systematic set of beliefs- explains the world around us) Every political system has a political culture 4. What is a nation-state? o Definition- curious combo of 2 states of political being
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Nation- group of people who share common culture race/ethnicity/language/religion. Sense of identity within nation State- group of people that live in a territory with a government that possesses sovereignty. (state is a regime) o there are borders (territories) + within the borders a state gets to define who can/cant live there. o State being modern rational + legal part o Nation being the culture part 5. What is sovereignty? o Government free from external control o Reign; royal authority; the dominion of a monarch o The authority of a state to govern another state o Supreme; absolute authority within territorial boundaries 6. Evaluating regimes is often based on democratic legitimacy. What does that mean? o A government that has the moral authority to govern. o This moral authority may be derived from lawful transfers of power from the gods of tradition, to what extent is the regime democratic/authoritarian/totalitarian. How extensive is participation, interest group access + protection of rights 7. Evaluating regimes is often based on stability. What does that mean? o To what extent are the democratic features institutionalized, in terms of law/bill of rights and standard practices o How institutionalized are the systems of power, participation + rights o Stability + legitimacy can conflict. There can be too much stability with out legitimacy
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8. In international relations or foreign policy, what is realism? Idealism? o
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIST 2055 taught by Professor Sheehan during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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