Conceptual Problems as Obstacles to Progress in Political Science" by James Johnson 1. According to James Johnson, what is the error that political scientists regularly make? How are theories in political science being evaluated? And how does this impair
Culture and Identity in Comparative Political Analysis
What are the two limitations that Marc Ross places on cultural analysis in
Culture is too broad. Also, the effect of culture can be indirect (not directly observed).
Political Ideologies (chapter 2: Liberalism):
1. The nineteenth century is considered in many ways the liberal century in the West. Explain .
a. There was a market system mostly free of government intervention (industrial capitalism). It
began in England,
Political Ideologies (Chapter 1: Introduction): 1. Compare the behaviorist and the Keynesian positions on the role ideas in politics. a. Behaviorist: humans are little more than biological machines designed to only respond to external stimuli. a.i. Ideas,
Political Ideologies (Chapter 3: Conservatism):
1. Conservatism emerged as an ideological reaction against revolutionary changes, such as that
brought by the French Revolution in 1789. Explain.
a. Reflections on the Revolution in France expressed how desp
"Cultural Obstacles to Equal Representation" By Pippa Norris and Ronald Inglehart 1. What is the effect of a country's social system on women's representation? a. There is a direct relationship between socioeconomic levels and female representation in par
Engendering Political Science: An Immodest Proposal by Mary Hawkesworth
How did the conceptualization of gender change within feminist scholarship since
It went from: a linguistic category that was adopted by feminist scholars to distinguish
"Conceptualizing Culture: Possibilities for Political Science" 1. How does traditional Cultural Essentialist define culture? What are the common criticisms of the essentialist notion? o A deeply sedimented essence attaching to, or inhering in particular g
Religious Fundamentalism Chapter 10
Explain the contribution of secularization, postcolonialism and globalization to the
emergence of religious fundamentalism.
Secularization: it has contributed to a decline of traditional religion and a weakening o
Political Ideologies (Chapter 6: Nationalism): 2,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11, no 16 1. Distinguish between nationalism and patriotism. Patriotism and nationalism are very similar to each other. Patriotism literally meansa love of one's country. However, this is dev
1. What are the contributions of Black Nationalism, ethnic politics and migration to the development of multiculturalism in Europe and North America? a. Black Nationalism: some of the most enduring Black Nationalist groups (such as the Nation of Islam) ad
Introduction: The Culture of Power and the Power of Culture
The Hidden Agenda
1. Common divisions in world politics:
a.i. All are rooted in culture.
Cultural change for technological process is more complex
than change for ideological revisions.
Cultural Forces in World Politics
1. The meanings attributed to politics.
Durkheim: sets of symbols and meanings involved
in securing and exercising political power.
b. Political culture constitutes the socially constructed and
"Quotas as a `Fast Track' to Equal Representation for Women" by Drude Dahlerup and Lenita Freidenvall 1. What is an electoral gender quota? Electoral gender quotas require that a certain minimum of the parties' candidates for election to national parliame