POLI 1050--Exam #1 (Spring 2018) Answer Key.docx

10 the is the idea that when one state pursues its

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(10) The _____________________ is the idea that when one state pursues its own security (by acquiring weapons), it will inherently make others feel less secure and cause them to acquire their own weapons. This causes an arms race to break out that can and often does lead to conflict. a. Prisoner’s Dilemma b. Security Dilemma c. Balance of Power d. Multipolarity (11) Per our discussion of the POLITY scale, all of the following would be considered a consolidated democracy (one in which democracy is firmly entrenched in society and is very unlikely to reverse) EXCEPT: a. Australia b. Canada c. Egypt d. United States e. Germany 2
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(12) Amnesty International is an example of which type of nongovernmental organization (NGO)? a. Service organization b. Transnational crime organization c. Advocacy organization d. Transnational terrorist group (13) Out of the types of systems of power distributions that we discussed, which one tends to be the least stable , where conflict is the most likely of the systems we discussed. a. Bipolarity b. Multipolarity c. Tripolarity d. Unipolarity e. They’re all prone to be highly conflictual (14) True / False : The European Union is best categorized as a pre-modern, non-state actor in that it doesn’t have significant influence over the internal affairs of its member-states. (15) The shadow of the future is a critical component of the Prisoner’s Dilemma because it: a. Is what drives two rational actors to compete and cheat on each other b. Is the source of distrust between the two players in the game c. Is what fundamentally allows for cooperation to occur within the game d. None of the above are accurate statements (16) The ________________, which is a collective action problem that argues that two rational, self-interested actors are unlikely to trust one another and cooperate and thus ‘defecting’ or ‘cheating’ on each other, producing the worst possible outcome more often than not. The ‘Golden Balls’ game show is an example. a. Free rider problem b. Coordination problem c. Prisoner’s dilemma d. Shadow of the future e. Tragedy of the commons (17) China under the rule of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is best classified as a(n) _________________ regime. a. Totalitarian b. Democratic c. Anocratic d. Authoritarian e. None of the Above 3
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(18) Non-action at the global level on environmental issues such as Climate Change is a product of what factor(s) on the list below?: a. Free Riding b. Tragedy of the Commons c. Self-Interested State Behavior d. All of the Above (19) A _______________ is a state that has lost control over some or all of its territory, that has significant issues with providing basic services to its population, and in which many of its citizens don’t primarily identify with a national identity. Modern-day Somalia, Haiti, or Sudan are examples. a. Fragile state b. Sovereign state c. Broken state d. Failed state (20) Which of the following would be an accurate statement regarding current trends in the number of different regime-types around the world today?
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