Group work 7
Group 1- In comparison to other bureaucracies
explain HOW the US agencies far.
Group 2- Explain the differences btw bells and
whistles models of oversight. Why do we need
both? Which is better?
Group 3 What are the sources of influence on
2nd Group Work:
G1: Explain the differences btw federation and
G2: Explain the impact of federal courts on
the balance btw national gov and the states
G3: Why is federal financing important?
Explain different types and give exampl
6th Group Work
G1: What is judicial review? Explain with the
adequate examples please.
G2: what are the sources of judicial power?
Provide examples for all categories please.
G3: Explain the 3 models of judicial decision
G4: Putting it a
Study Guide / key terms for Final Exam
The exam will be a combination of 50 multiple choices & true or false. Below is list of
key terms, concepts etc., that should help you prepare for the exam. Keep in mind that the
list is not exhaustive. You are respo
Takes control of the government to re-establish political order and legitimacy to
protect the state
Top ranks of the military typically take control
Highly institutionalized and have the physical capability to drive the country
Study Guide PLS 456 Spring 2017
General examination technique:
1. Write legibly with a blue or black pen.
2. Complete the required number of questions, including all parts of questions that have two
or more parts.
3. Plan your time accordingly
Assault, Battery, & Related
Assault & Battery
There is criminal and
Unlawful application of
force to another.
Intent or harm not
Use of more force than
Consent = defense
Two weeks ago, I attended a meeting for a newly approved CPP club called AATCC.
AATCC stands for American Association of Textile Chemist & Colorist and their meeting are on
various Thursdays during U-hour in room 10
Path dependence - The notion that earlier events or decisions deeply affect current and future
policy decisions or outcomes.
Checks and Balances- An arrangement in which no one branch of government can con- duct its
core business without the approval, tac
SECTION 1- DEFINITIONS You will be given 10 of those terms in the exam and asked to choose 5 of
them. The definitions should include: the significance of the term, the context we used the term, and
how if applicable how it evolved. If appropri
Identify the sources of presidential power
Examine how the modern presidency is shaped
Analyze the growth of modern presidential power
Describe the checks on presidential power
A Puzzle (1)
How have presiden
Getting Easier Access of Medical Services
Nowadays, millions of Americans live in rural areas with little or no healthcare.
Sometimes, it is easier for these residences to rent a book from library than to find a doctor. They
even need to driving to neighb
20 April, 2017
The Honorable Ro Khanna
House of Representatives
4900 Lafayette Street
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Dear Representatives Ro Khanna
My name is Yuansen Li and as a constituent under your representation in the 17nd
Congressional district, I
Approaches to Comparative Politics
What is comparative politics:
Using a comparison of multiple cases to help explain and understand political
outcomes around the world. Asking different questions as to answer why there
are such broad differences between
Describe the field of Political Science as Grigsby sees it, covering key concepts and major
fields. How do we define the field locally?
Grigsby views Political Science as a social science where individuals, groups, and
governments are studied in a scienti
Identity and Politics
Define Identity and explain its significance in politics
Political Identity: Is how individuals categorizes themselves and others. How they
understand the power relationship between the oppressed and dominant.
o Religion, national i
Comparative Politics II
(Interest Groups, Political Parties, and Elections)
Groups joined together because of a common interest or goal to influence
Direct Lobbying- interest groups attempt to influence official or the
Comparative Politics III
(Governing Democracies: Executives Legislatures and Judiciaries)
Exec Legislature: Presidential & Parliamentary
1. Executive and legislature elected separately and for fixed terms
2. Executives cannot be remov
What is the purpose of Political Science?
Helps people have a better access to difficult concepts such as change, decision
making, and the subfields to Political science
What is political ideology?
Pragmatic application to
What is classical liberalism?
International Relations I
Models of Analysis
Government should follow ethical principals when making foreign policy
Humans can be reasonable, peaceful, and have harmonious interactions
Mutual benefits in sharing resources, humanitarian aid,
Allegory of the Cave:
Created by Plato accent philosopher from Athens
Socrates is the allegory of the cave because shows process to achieve
You are chained to the bottom floor of cave, on the wall in front are shadows
Comparative Methods and Comparing Democratic Institutions
Ask questions that allows you to think about how different factors can influence
- Where does racism come from
- What forms of democracy works
- How to solve reli
International Relations II
Lessons from 9/11
Analysis of sluiced terrorist showed to be divers groups such as Liberation Tigers
of Tamil Eelam (LITTE) but those of 9/11 had religious motive and identified to be
of Islamic faith
Comparative Politics I
Components of Democracy
Participation- selecting government official
Plureralism- referring to divers opinions and groups who can express themselves
in a political system
Developmentalism is the extent which a person develops the
Political Science and Scientific Methods in Studying Politics
The Range of political science
Columbia University in 1880
American Political Science Association (APSA) 1903
Eventually broke into different subfields Box 2.2 pg. 16
Key Concepts in Political Science
Most difficult concept to define; it effects interactions with countries more so
how groups and individuals pursue interaction, how resources are distributed
and the balance of war and peace.
1. If interest group
John Locke argued for limited government and protection of individual rights.
People give power to the government by consenting to there rule on the basis
that they are being protected.
State of Nature was when m
Gender and Woman in politics?
What is Gender?
Concept that distinguishes between social and cultural characteristics associated
with male and female
Biological and physiological characteristics
Gender norms, behaviors, roles, expectations and activitie
Social Movement and Collective Action
Social movements groups that challenge through indirect action
challenge the power of government
What makes them different than interest groups
Want political change not policy change
Informal organizations do not
Comparative Politics: uses the comparison of multiple cases to help gain an
understanding of and,
- What do some mass movements lead to success or failure
Illiberal democracy and Authoritarianism
- Russia almost over turned government for