What is Madisons Dilemma, and what does it have to do with institutional design?
What is a unitary versus a federal state? Which tends to concentrate power, and which
disperses power (in the sense of Madisons Dilemma)?
What distinguishes a presidential s
What is politics? It is about the process of making and contesting authoritative public decisions
about the distribution of roghts, responsabilities, wealth, and power.
What is comparative politics? It is the systematic search for answe
Olsen pp. 17-35
The author talks a lot about public goods and collective goods. Were you able
to figure out what he means by these? If not, your textbook has a nice discussion of
these on p. 232. In what way is the activity of any group a public good? Pub
Little pp. 68-90
According to cultural or interpretive theory, what should be the central goal of social
inquiry? (The argument here is probably more complex than it needs to be, but we will try to
discuss this more in class.) The goal of social inquiry i
Shepsle pp. 13-35
What does "rationality" mean in the context of rational-choice theory? Wants and beliefs. A
rational individual is one who combines his or her beliefs about the external environment and
preferences about things in that environments in a
What is an "illiberal democracy?" Regimes that combine elements of democracy, such as
universal suffrage and regular elections with nondemocratic elements such as restriction on
political contestation and a free press, and widespread violations of citize
Chapter 2 pp. 29-57
You will need to be able to define state and sovereignty. We have already learned the
word legitimacy, but the authors definition here is a good one, even if he could highlight its
normative underpinnings better.
State is a political l
As you read, ask yourself to what degree these ideologies converge with gospel principles,
and which ideology you feel most comfortable with; you will be asked to express this on the quiz.
Although you should familiarize yourself with the definition of i
Non-democratic regimes are, well, non-democratic. But they are also distinguished by the
existence of a selectorate and by reciprocal accountability. You should know what these terms
Next, you need to learn the difference between totalitarian and a
What is political identity? The first half of the definition here is great (essentially, it is the
definition of identity) but the second half (the political part) is not very clear; we will clarify
this in class.
This is sort of a side point, but what i
This is sort of easy, but what is democratization?
Looking historically, what are the three waves of democratization? Be able to identify the
years as well as some of the qualities or events associated with each wave.
The chapter identifies some theories
The reading for Monday is the second half of Chapter 4, pages 104-118. In these pages, the
textbook uses a scheme different from the previous section to identify the differences between
other, familiar types of non-democratic regimes. You should learn the
MIDTERM REVIEW QUESTIONS ARE AT THE END
898 Jack Levy: Domestic Politics and War
Difference between historians and realists. Realists tend to look at international structure rather
internal domestic politics, like historians do
Diversionary war-The p
Do we not need to know Malaysian capital controls?
Reading questions February 4-13
Changes in the the 70s and 80s led to lower capital controls, led to greater capital
MNCs became sophisticated and started evading taxes
Reading Questions: Feb 17-27
Feb 18 Cohen: Why is consistent intl. monetary cooperation so difficult?
What can be done about it? Thoughts anyone?
-States are self interested
-Gold Standard is difficult to maintain- because ther
Realism: they believe that globalization happens because powerful countries want it to
Robert Gilpin (REALIST)
Gilpin sees states driving markets
power creates interdependence
Politics drives interdependence
Pax Americana ( we needed Europe to rebuild
Liberty to make economic decision (Locke, Jefferson)
Free market, free trade, less government intervention, less trade barriers, more
invisible hand (Smith cfw_Laissez-faire, Ricardo)
o Strengths: TT
IPE Friday, 2-13-15
Results of capital Mobility
6) Increase in financial collaboration
G3 U.S.; Germany; Japan
G7 The above mentioned three + Great Britain, France, Italy, Canada
Poli Sci 372
Final Exam Study Guide
Exam Saturday, April 18 , 2:30 - 4:00 pm. Be on time!
The exam will focus on the material since the midterm. The format will be very similar to
the midterm. Be sure to look carefully at all r
Political Science 328
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a. We will start with frequencies, rather than probabilities. Assume the population of
Utah is 3,000,000 (which is pretty close to the Census estimat
* a. Open a log file.
. log using "/Users/cassidybronson/Desktop/ /Assignment1.1.log"
* b. Explain the different types of syntax used in a .do file.
* Use the correct type of syntax in your response (begin
* with a *, /* */, or nothing. Answer below
List three things that can increase the power/effectiveness of international organizations. Explain why
they increase this power. How have international institutions/international governance evolved to take
advantage of those factors (one explained exampl
(AKA Tyranny, Dictatorship, or
Power and Authority in
Complete or nearcomplete unity
between the state
and civil society
family in Nazi
A DAY OF
Quebecois in Canada, for example
Structure of power and authority in
Stephen Harpers Government, 2008
Canada has a democratic regime
Countryfinally a simple
Dilemmas of nationhood
March 29, 2016
Ambassador Lecture: European Union
March 29th I had the privilege to hear David OSullivan, who the EU ambassador to the United States
speak. He has a very reputable background as he served as COO for the European Ex
Poli Sci 170
Question: Name and describe/define two of the four uses of force outlined by Robert J. Art. Give a
historical example of each and explain why it constitutes an example of that phenomenon.
Compellent - A goo historical
Poli Sci 170
Question: Under which approach to International Relations (Realism, Liberalism, and Constructivism) is
international cooperation most easy to accomplish? Why?
It is under the approach of Liberalism in International R
Poli Sci 170
1. What is a bargaining range? Can states generally find a bargain they would both prefer to war?
Why or why not?
a. The definition according to the book is a set of deals that both parties in a bargaining