Utopias: Model States
Understand what is meant by the term utopia.
Identify the political philosophy of Platos The
Just City and The Noble Lie.
Discuss the political philosophies of Francis
Bacon, Karl Marx, and B. F. Skinner.
The Idea of the Public
Good: Ideologies and
Explore the ends and means of political activity.
Identify the different classes of ideologies and
discuss how they differ from one another in
relation to the public good.
of the Weak
Describe the origins and logic of terrorism.
Define enemy combatants and summarize the
characteristics of terrorist groups.
Explore the difference between a terrorist and a
Discuss the ps
World Politics: The
Struggle for Power
Outline the theory of political realism.
Summarize the classical European system of
government and power.
Discuss the Cold War power system.
Explore the New World Order after the end of the Cold
Revolution: In the Name
Indicate the frequency of revolution in the
Explore two modern revolutions, the
American Revolution and the French
Discuss various political philosophies
regarding the justifiabilit
The Making of a Citizen
Discuss the definitions of good citizenship.
Indicate the agents of political socialization.
Explore socialization and political behavior.
Discuss the effects of the failure of political
Development: Myths and
Describe the classification of developing countries.
Outline the history of developing countries.
Describe the legacy of colonialism and explore its
impact on developing countries.
Delineate the four challen
Introduction: The Study
Define the term politics.
Identify the basic concepts of politics, such as
power, order, and justice.
Understand how we study politics, for what
purpose, and by what methods.
Understand why we study p
Globalization and the Quest
In this chapter, students will learn and
discuss the following:
Non-state actors on the world stage
The European Union
The United Nations
Unconventional Nonstate Actors
Democracy: Models of
Understand liberal democracy, both models and
Define republic and constitution.
Explore the Idea of America.
Summarize the four models of American democracy.
Explain the political
Understand the history of Great Britain as the
originator of parliamentary systems.
Outline the dual executive system of government in
Identify the use of federalism by Germany as a
means to prevent militaris
Political Leadership: The
Many Faces of Power
Describe the ideal leader.
Summarize four exemplary leaders.
Discuss American demagogues.
Explore the roles of politicians and
Four Types of Leaders
Model: Myth and Reality
Examine the virtues and the vices of
Identify the characteristics of authoritarian states.
Discuss the politics of authoritarianism.
Explore authoritarianism in practice through th
The Totalitarian Model:
Explain the essence of totalitarianism.
Discuss the revolutionary stage of totalitarianism.
Describe the consolidation of power in a
Discuss the transformation of society to a
The Price of Influence
Define political participation and explore the
rationalization for participating.
Describe political participation by those
outside of the government.
Describe political participation by
War: Politics By
Discuss the causes of war: human
nature, society, and the environment.
Define total war, accidental war, nuclear
war, and proxy war.
Explore the just war doctrine.
Discuss the Nuremburg war crime trials.