No nation needs to face or fight alone the threats
which this organization was established to diffuse.
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan
Global IGOs: The United Nations
Lecture Notes over Chapters 1-2
Why Study Politics?
o Everything that happens in politics has an effect on your quality of life as an
o For example, a new housing bill could determine if you pay a higher interest rate
for your ho
Practice Test over Chapters 7-8
1. What country is considered The Mother of all Parliaments?
B. Ancient Rome
C. Great Britain
2. What government rose to power almost immediately after WWI in Germany?
A. Nazi Party
B. Weimar Republic
Notes over Chapters 3-4
What is a Utopia?
o A utopia is a vision embodying perfect political and social order.
o The word utopia is mix between two Greek words meaning All is well and No
Who tries to create Utopias?
Many different groups
Lecture Notes over Chapter 7-8
What is parliamentary democracy?
Parliamentary systems feature a fusion of powers, where parliament chooses the prime
minister who then forms a government, the parliament can force the government to resign
at any point with
Notes over Chapter 9
Explain that is meant by Least Developed Countries or LCDs
LCDs is the new politically correct term for what were previously referred to as third
o Typically characterized by high unemployment, low income, minimal
Notes over chapters 5
What is an authoritarian state?
An authoritarian state is where all power rests in one individual, much like a monarchy,
or a small group of people. The people are allowed to relatively normal lives as long as
they do not question t
Practice Test for Chapters 5-6
1. Which of the following is an important virtue for an Authoritarian State?
A. Authoritarian leaders often provide stability to their country.
B. Authoritarian leaders can often destroy all competition
C. Authoritarian lead
Practice Test over Chapters 3-4
1. What does the term Utopia literally refer to?
A. Latin for a perfect place
B. Latin meaning no place
C. A classless society
D. Similar to a dystopia, a Utopia is a place that nobody wants to live in
2. According to Plato
Define the term ideology;
Examine a variety of ideologies;
Explore the presence and role of ideologies in
We have to think about affirmative action and craft it in such a way where some of our
children who are advantaged arent getting more favorable treatment than a poor white kid who
has struggled more (Obama, 2013). To Obama we should not give more favorabl
Practice Quiz over Chapters 9-10
1. Which of the following best explains the idea of neocolonialism?
A. Western exploitation continued long after former colonies gained formal independence.
B. Western civilization will stop at nothing to colonize all of A
Practice Test Over Chapters 1-3 (Study of Politics-Utopias)
1. What is the currency of politics?
2. According to Mao Zedong where how does power flow?
A. From the barrel of a gun
B. Power flows from the top of a b
Development and Politics: Myths and Realities
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 chall
Discuss the collapse of communism.
Explore the progress of Russia since the fall of
Outline the two-track transition of China.
Discuss the transformation of other Asian states.
Summarize the political history and the trend