31 January 2017
Journal Entry #1 Citizens Role in Deliberative Engagement
Getting U.S. citizens excited and passionate about civics and political participation has
definitely evolved over the past decades. As the polarizat
POLS 400 Reflection 3
27 March 2017
Briefly describe the war puzzle. Using this framework, and drawing upon research
discussed in Part III of the course, discuss two mechanisms that make war more likely by
making war-avoiding bargains h
2/16/17 3:10 PM
Focus on nation-state gov.
o Assume the regime is unitary
Focus on individual leaders and international relations
o Assume rationality
o Cognitive psychological approach: Look at personal
experiences and b
POLS 400 Reflection 2
13 February 2017
It is often said: War made the state and the state made war. Explain what this statement
means, and do you agree with it?
To create a nation-state, there has to be a governing body that came to pow
Prof. Anthony Lopez
POLS 400: Psychology of War
27 January 2017
The Human Nature Problem: What have been the two classical positions in this debate?
What has modern evolutionary theory contributed to this debate?
Dr. Long & Dr. Rogers
POLS 301: IPD
3 May 2017
Critical Analysis of The Ecology of Democracy by David Mathews
In David Mathews The Ecology of Democracy: Finding Ways to Have a Stronger Hand
in Shaping Our Future, he explores
POLS 400 Final Exam
May 5, 2017
Catherine Chaisson 1
1. Define war. Describe the necessary and sufficient conditions for war to occur.
War is an armed conflict between two or more groups. Other necessary conditions of war
include aggression against human
POLS 400 Reflection 5
30 April 2017
Wherever we find hypocrisy, we also find moral knowledge. Michael Walzer
Discuss, with reference to: (1) the realist argument, (2) the legalist paradigm, and (3) ONE
of the revisions to the legalist p
Midterm Study Guide
What is IR? International relations. The study of how countries interact with one
another in the international system.
State: Government has autonomous control over that territory. (selfgoverning, state has specifi
POLS 300: 01
24 October 2016
Writing Assignment One
Judicial review can be defined as a courts authority to examine a legislative or an
executive act and render that act null and void if it defies constitutional p
int. poly sci
The historical context of contemporary international relations
Emergence of the state and concept of sovereignty
Development of international state system
Causes and continuing consequences of colonialism and two
Impact of Gender Inequality in Politics
Gender inequality exists in all nations of the world, creating a wide gender gap between
men and women. There are many reasons behind the gender gap between men and women.
According to statistics, women
2) We learned from research done by Delli Carpini and Keeter in Gender and Political
Knowledge that men tend to do better on political knowledge questions about national
politics, while the gender knowledge gap disappears on questions about local politics
N Korea ready for another nuclear test, says South - BBC News
"N Korea Ready For Another Nuclear Test, Says South - BBC News". 2016. BBC News. Accessed
September 12 2016. http:/www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37335789.
North Korea has reached the nex
Iran Denies It Harassed U.S. Warships in and around Persian Gulf By Aresu Eqbali, The Wall Street
Journal, September 11, 2016.
US commander slams Iran for provocative moves in Gulf By Robert Burns, The Washington Post,
August 30, 2016.
Summary: This artic
Summary: This article talks about how our world is growing and becoming a more interconnected
economic power, then goes even further with explaining the politics that have come along with it such
as, the WTO and the International Criminal Court. Rachman,
I found a couple articles (which by the way I am completely out of my comfort zone picking this concept
to talk about because I am not completely sure I understand it- but I am winging it!) This second article I
put was about a terrorist that did
This article talks about the Joanne Ou, who is a Taiwanese diploma, tried to increase the
Taiwans status on the world stage. Taiwans seat at the United Nations had already been changed
to China from 1971. After that, the UNs attitude has changed,
Describe the nature of system-level analysis. In your answer, compare system-level analysis
with other levels of analysis, including a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of
examining international political phenomena from the system lev
Describe the main characteristics of a nation and explain why not all nations are nationstates. Finally, what role has modern nationalism played in the formation of nation-states?
According to textbook, the nation has three main characteristics. Th
The author illuminates the subject of the Australian government need supports from U.S.
government to restrict Chinas influence in their country with some examples, such as the
Australian government rejected sale a largest land holding to a Chine
Article: North Korean Missile Test Brings Temporary Unity in East Asia.
Summary: The North Korea took a missile test on Wednesday. This default behavior led three
countries found some common points in their social disharmony, which is China, Japan and
Why do political scientists study world politics? Describe three goals of theory building in
international relations. How does each of these goals add to the sub-field
Our world today is an amazing and challenging subject of the study because of its
Reynolds v. Sims
The case was brought on behalf of voters from Jefferson County, Alabama.
They were challenging the apportionment of the state legislator and had complaints
about the existing districting scheme that was based on the 1900 census, wh
Running Head: ON WAR
Washington State University
November 12, 2013
Karl von Clausewitzs theory on war embodies a classic Western idealism on military
power and the political-military relationships that shape a nation on the inter
Lets Make Some Sausage!
The executive branch
(prime minister) and
(parliament) are connected
and dependent on each
other to govern.
Political parties play a
much more important role
in deciding how to gov
Civil Rights obligation imposed on
government to take possible action
to protect citizens from other
They are considered trump cards
against majority rule.
to engage in
STAGE 4: New
The Nixon, Carter, and
gave states a larger role
in administering federal
Theories, Metaphors and Difficulties
What is Federalism?
S Federalism : a system of government in which power is
divided, by constitution, between a central government and
S Features Include
S Two orders of gove
1. public opinion: citizens attitudes about political issues, leaders, institutions, and events
2. political ideology: a cohesive set of beliefs that forms a general philosophy about the role
3. political spectrum- social/economic axis: is a