POLS 1155- Quiz 2 Student Sample Answers
1. Name and describe at least three minimum requirements for democracy discussed in lecture
and the readings.
1) Three minimum requirements for democracy are universal suffrage, periodically held elections,
POLS 1155 Comparative Politics Spring 2016
Professor Kirsten Rodine-Hardy
Assigned March 24 due Friday April 8 at 3:00 pm through Turnitin on Blackboard
Answer one of the following questions in 5-7 double-spaced typewritten pages using 12
POLS 3405 International Political Economy
Professor Kirsten Rodine-Hardy
Distributed on March 23, 2016
Upload to Blackboard Turnitin (Assignments, )
Due on April 8, 2015 3:00 pm
Answer one of the following questions in 5-7 dou
POLS 1155-Rodine-Hardy Quiz 4
Choose 3 questions to answer completely.
1.) According to Acemoglu and Robinson, which plays a larger role in economic development,
geography or institutions? Explain
2.) According to Smith, why is th
POLS 3405 IPE Spring 2016 Professor Rodine-Hardy Quiz 3 2016-03-03 Name:_
Please choose 3 of the following 5 questions. Be sure to answer all of the questions. You have 10
1. Unholy Trinity What is it? Why is it important?
2. Current Account vs.
What is durability?
The number of years a regime has lasted: the average time a regime has lasted
Monarchy's are the longest lasting (King has to die).
Saudia Arabia, Brunei (Sultan)
Shortest life are democracies?
Most quantitative way of measuring it
Doesn't mean you are occupying or taking hold of the instiutions of the state
A power extenstion
They are in charge of policy of the state-like benefits to officials
Can be strategic, religious, economic
Does have a physical occupa
What is "Contention"
Tarrow & Tilly (DON'T HAVE TO DO IT)
The pursuit of collective goods, largely outside of formal political institutions
The rules by which we actually interact-how are we going outside the formal
institutions of the state, to have out
Nomenklatura: Elite class of the party
Could go to travel, get Western goods
-High literacy rates in communist regimes, given education and university.
Job often decided for you.
-When Stalin came into power, saw civil societies and orgs purged
King of Kings from 1941
Shah was close with foreign powers-questioned legitimacy
Brought to power by the British (maybe?)
Natural resources controlled by the British, paid for by a fraction of the worth.
Democraticly elected PM: wanted t
People argued that half-way houses would not stand, but they did stand
Continued going against the tenants of liberal democracy
Many aspects of Democracy and of Authorirainiasim
-Might have elections, but you know who's going to win.
If a democracy degrad
Gross Domestic Product
Purchasing Power Parity (PPP)
Estimates how much your money can go
What the avg. person is making
What they can buy with that income
If things are very expsnive in the country, the PPP will be less than the GDP per capita
An increase since the early 90s. Since 2003-2004, there's been a huge spike in deaths
Use of violence by nonstate actors against civilians for a political goal
Not for the attack of government acrots
Weapon of the weak: U
Blacks owned very little, Whites owned everything.
There was not a lot of rights for the blacks, and as the great majority, they declared
Declared independence, Britain said no. This lead to a huge militarized movement.
Rapid: if you're stretching into years and decades it's a civl war
France, China, Russia
They may be followed by civil war but the actual revolution made it very happy
Society and economics must change.
Change political institutions
How to our poltiics affect economic outcomes, and how does economies affect politics?
Economic systems-talking about that relationship. How much regulation is there, do you
have a large social welfare system?
Liberal economic system: a lack of re
Are we seeing more Protests?
Why do people Protest?
Grievances: A sense that they have been harmed.
People care more about how they are treated than the outcome.
If they are treated poorly and unfairly treated, they are going to go out and protest