POLS 229 Lecture Unit 5
Non-Democracies Key Questions
How does the state interact with society in non-democratic regimes?
What is a selectorate?
What institutions define non-democratic regimes?
What are the majo
SPRING 2017 PROBLEM SET #1
PROBLEM SET #1
Dr. Amelie Carlton
This assignment is due on Monday, January 23rd, PRIOR to class.
Multiple Choice (1 point each)
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the q
1. The Rise of Ethnic Parties
a. Which of the following make it more likely ethnically based groups would form an
ethnically based party?
i. The country has a very homogeneous population (NOT TRUE)
1. Demographics do matter, heteroge
Theocracy and Iran
1. Government in China (key points)
a. Single Party system
b. National Peoples Congress
i. Largest Legislature in the world
c. State Council (executive branch)
i. Source of daily government
d. Executive Leadership Models:
Communism and Non-Democracy
1. How do these arguments explain authoritarians rise or do they?
a. Modernization economic arguments (Development->Democracy)
i. Economic development leads to prioritization of political freedoms
ii. Lack of middle class means
Portugal - Lisbon
Spain - Madrid
Ireland - Dublin
United Kingdom - London
Iceland - Reykjavik
Norway - Oslo
Sweden - Stockholm
Finland - Helsinki
Russia - Moscow
Ukraine - Kiev
Belarus - Minsk
Estonia - Tallinn
Latvia - Riga
Lithuania - Vi
Kazakhstan - Astana
Uzbekistan - Tashkent
Turkmenistan - Ashgabat
Afghanistan - Kabul
Pakistan - Islamabad
Kyrgystan - Bishkek
Tajikistan - Dushanbe
India - New Delhi
Sri Lanka - Colombo and Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte
Nepal - Kathmandu
POLI 395: Introduction to Statistics (Spring 2017)
Homework #1: Basics with R
Due Date: 11:59 PM on January 24
Instructions: Answer each question with an answer or a graph. Include your R code. Submit your R
code and results on Canvas.
1. Carry out the fo
13 April 2016
What is the Canadian Liberal Party? Where is it today?
Although the United States and Canada are bordering countries that are both
democracies, there are many key differences between the go
POLS 229 Lecture Unit 7
Comparing Legislatures Key Questions
What functions do legislatures fill in states?
What major differences between bicameral and unicameral
How do district-based system
POLS 229 Lecture Unit 6
Political Economy Key Questions
What is Political Economy?
How do we measure political-economic variables?
In what ways do states interact with markets?
What patterns exist in state int
Lecture Unit 1
Comparative Political Analysis
POLS 229 Spring 2016
FDOC Worksheet Defining Terms
A form of regime associated with rule by the people that
signifies rights and liberties for citizens, including political
rights to participate in e
POLS 229 Lecture Unit 8
Comparing Executives Key Questions
What is the purpose of the executive in different governments?
What are the differences between Presidentialism and
What powers doe
POLS 229 Lecture Unit 4
Democracy and Democratization
Democracy Key Questions
What is democracy?
What defines a democratic regime?
How do democracies resolve the tensions between government power
and individual freedom?
POLS 229 Lecture Unit 2
Key Questions for the Lecture
What is a state? What defines/characterizes a state?
What functions does the state fulfill?
How does a state relate to popular society?
How/why do states form?
POLS 229 Lecture Unit 3
Nations and Nationalism
Lecture Unit Key Questions
What defines ethnic and national identity?
Is nationalism a natural part of society?
What types of nationalism exist?
What motivates ethnic/national conf
Party families of the right
- Christian democrats
- Mobilized in the late 19th century in most european countries representing the
interests of middle class and religious voters
- Catholic strand and catholic protestant strand electorally successful
PR closed list system
- Voted for a party given a list of candidates
PR open list system
- Party votes
- Seats determined by individual votes for a candidate
Citizen participation in politics
- Are there significant differences over time and across countr
Central and Latin American Capitals
Mexico - Mexico City
Belize - Belmopan
Guatemala - Guatemala
El Salvador - San Salvador
Honduras - Tegucigalpa
Nicaragua - Managua
Costa Rica - San Jose
Panama - Panama
Cuba - Havana
Haiti - Port-au-Prince