Midterm Review 10/25
What is a roving bandit? What is a stationary bandit?
I suppose my question would be about the roving bandit theory. In lecture I sat wondering why
couldn't the small villages just group together and p
1st reading report
POL S 204
Reading Report on Juans the Perils of Presidentialism
The article of the Perils of Presidentialism proposed the question that if one of the two
forms of governing democracies, parliamentary and presidentia
Reading Report 3
Sovereignty in the Age of Globalization
Despite the fact that sovereignty is an old concept, it became particularly relevant in the
present circumstances. Yet, this notion is quite complex, as it is possible
2nd reading report
POL S 204
Reading Report on Paul Collier and Jan Willem Gunnings Why Has Africa Grown
The article of Why Has Africa Grown Slowly? proposed the questions that, over the
perspective of economic development, wh
From Bringing the State Back In
edited by Peter Evans, Dietrich Rueschemeyer, and Theda Skocpol
(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985), 169-191
War Making and State Making as Organized
If protection rackets represent o
Midterm Review Guide
The midterm is October 25th during our normal class time. You will have 80 minutes to complete
the exam. YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN BLUEBOOKS (LARGE VERSION) AND PENS
TO WRITE WITH.
The exam will be completely closed book. No books, read
State Formation and Democratic Regimes I
More on Comparative Politics
What is a state? Where do states come from?
Beginning to think about democracy
. On Thursday, delve into democracy even more
But first . a few more words a
POL S 204: Introduction to Comparative Politics, Fall 2016
Democracy in the Modern World
Professor Contact Information:
James D. Long, PhD
Office Hours: Tuesday 1:45-3:45pm (and by appointment, see below)
Participation Make-Up Questions
What is the revenue maximizing tax amount, and why is it ideal for stationary bandits to
charge it? What are the differences between the tax strategies of an autocracy and a
democracy and why are they differe
POLSCI204- FALL 2011
MIDTERM 1 TEST PREP
Long Live the King: Why is a stationary bandit better than a roving bandit?
a. A stationary bandit creates external security, protecting from other bandits
b. A stationary bandit will en
POLS 204 FINAL STUDY GUIDE
1. Ulam: does Gorbachev want to increase his individual power, or create a democracy?
a. According to Ulam, Gorbachev created a problematic medium between a centralized state
and a decentralized one. He gave in
What were some of the events that lead to the collapse of the Qing?
Are Qing and Manchu the same?
Why was the Chinese Revolution made (by Mao)?
How would / did Barrington Moore describe peasant revolutionary power
Midterm Review 11/21
Why was it significant that France was not an island nation?
During Thursday's section, Yu said that war and external threats played a role in France's
industrialization. Were there external threats a
Why do agricultural societies tend to favor the advent of formal institutions? Why
did the agricultural revolution eventually culminate in the nation-state as the
preeminent model of political organization?
As people transitioned from hunt