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PolySci Key Terms - Arab Israeli War - first in a series of...

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Arab Israeli War - first in a series of wars fought between Israel and its Arab neighbors in the long-running Arab-Israeli conflict. Aristide - a Haitian politician and former Roman Catholic priest who was President of Haiti in 1991, again from 1994 to 1996, and then from 2001 to 2004. Ayatollah Khomeini - a senior Shi'a Muslim scholar, Islamic philosopher and marja (religious authority), and the political leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution which saw the overthrow of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran. Balir Berlin Conference - of 1884–85 regulated European colonization and trade in Africa during the New Imperialism period, and coincided with Germany's sudden emergence as an imperial power. Biafra - Republic of Biafra was a short-lived secessionist state in southern Nigeria. It existed from May 30, 1967 to January 15, 1970. Camp David Accords - were signed by Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin on September 17, 1978, following twelve days of secret negotiations at Camp David. Consociationalism - a form of government involving guaranteed group representation, and is often suggested for managing conflict in deeply divided societies. Decentralization - the process of dispersing decision-making governance closer to the people or citizen. It includes the dispersal of administration or governance in sectors or areas like engineering, management science, political science, political economy, sociology and economics. Democratic consolidation - is the process by which a new democracy matures, in a way that means it is unlikely to revert to authoritarianism without an external shock. Deng Xiaoping - a prominent Chinese politician and reformer, and the late leader of the Communist Party of China Dependency theory - a body of social science theories, both from developed and developing nations, that are predicated on the notion that there is a center of wealthy states and a periphery of poor, underdeveloped states. Devolution - the statutory granting of powers from the central government of a state to government at national, regional, or local level.
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Duverger’s law - a principle which asserts that a plurality rule election system tends to favor a two-party system. Economic nationalism -
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course POLY SCI 7 taught by Professor Ginjer during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.

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