October 17, 2008
IRAQ PAPER QUESTIONS
Democratic institutions in Iraq and how they work
The political economy. Economy based on and how that tells us anything
How ethnic differences and religious differences affect the prospect of democratization
Comparative Politics (6) Final Study Guide
Final Question A: What explains why poor countries are poor?
Less Developed Countries
Very poorthe vast majority of the population are vulnerable (malnourished, ill,
undereducated and yo
Iran not an arab country
The President Directly elected Limited to 2 consecutive 4year terms Must be shi'ican propose legislation Appoints senior officials Appoints directors of some large public organizations Heads large, centralized bureaucracy Politica
India: "Improbable Democracy"
Universal Suffrage prior to economic development prior to the Industrial Revolution Large agricultural population Incomplete/inadequate social services yet, the pool & lowest caste vote more than the rich despite the fa
Largest population 1.3 billion people 2nd largest economy, but one third of the population lives in poverty 2/3 rural/1/3 urban densely populated cities, same size as the US but with 4x the number of people and 90% of the population lives on 1
1) What explains why poor countries are poor? Basically they have not modernized Political instability Weak institutions One party rule/corruption High violence Military intervention Economic reliance on few commodities for export Undereducated Yo
1. Parliamentary: -Majority goes unchecked -People can be voted out of office -Prime Minister is leader of the winning party -Prime Minister is held directly accountable -legislative & executive powers are fused, therefore must agree on issues(making poli
POL 6 Quarter 2016 Final Exam Study Guide and Essay Questions
Short answers (I.Ds): Your answer should not be longer than 7 lines. Use material
from the lectures and from the reading material. Eight questions will be selected
from the concepts listed belo
POL 6 SummerB 2016 Midterm Exam Study Guide and Essay Questions
Short answers (I.Ds): Your answer should not be longer than 6 lines. Use
material from the lectures and from the reading material. Eight questions
will be selected from the concepts listed be
Introducing Comparative Politics THIRD EDITION
Concepts and Cases in Context
2015 | 768 pages | CQ Press
An Outline of The Civilizing Process
Written by the German Sociologist Norbert Elias
Believes that the people centered in this study are civilized in the western way
o Also thinks that Western ideas of civilization do not determine civilized
28 November 2012
To be Confused or Not to be Confused
If youre searching for a relation to the education system of the United States of America
and the business infrastru
October 10, 2008
6th largest economy
High Employment (9%)
High Level of Social Services:
1. The French Social Model
2. Ranked best healthcare in the world by the WHO.
3. 35 hour work week, 6 weeks vacation.
4. Affordable housing due to publ
October 31, 2008
Major interdependence between US and China
Chinese paradox = the countrys poor.
Cheap labor = Chinas biggest contribution to the global world.
Women= 1-2 dollars a day and Men= 3-4 dollars a day
1.5 million people work on cons
November 21, 2008
Jerusalem is the political capital of Israel.
PR Electoral system (1 district, dHondt)
Society and Politics (two Jews, three opinions):
Number of Conf
October 29, 2008
Is democracy a universal value?
The most successful countries in the world are democracies.
The majority of countries in the world are democracies.
Not other model of governance has normative legitimacy or popular appe
October 24, 2008
Worlds largest democracy- (1B + on 1/3 land in US)
o Multi-party, parliamentary, federal republic, with a President as head of state
(elected by electoral college including both houses of parliament and state
Islam is more than a religion- Islam provides a complete program for ordering
Islam prescribes a legal system, the source of social rules, and a political
ideology- it transcends race, language and political borders. It is Islamism
December 1, 2008
cleavages are ethnically and religiously diverse.
1. Political institutions are weak: one party rule, personalized, military rule, state
2. Natural resources dependent: less industrialized, less labor skilled, rentier
7th highest GDP/capita in Africa
Dual economy; large poor population
History of Apartheid
Parliamentary Democracy with strong President
President Motlanthe (September 25,
Governed by one party (PRI) from 1929 to 1997 when it lost its majority in
First non-PRI president in 2000, second in 2006.
Elections are more competitive today: Freedom House from partly free to free.
Why not like U.S.?
Rules of the game:
1) At least 1,800 words long GE writing requirement.
2) If you want a high grade, you should engage with original primary sources, i.e.
sources that I did not discuss!
3) If you want to use outside sources to do ext
PS6 Introduction to Comparative Politics- Summer B 2016
Instructor: Francois Zdanowicz
Office: Ellison Hall 3808
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