DISC. 10-24-2006 Discussion Notes Russia (cont'd.) Economic system (trends) under USSR Gorbachev (1991) Yeltsin transition, 1991 - . Power struggle Public opinion Economic System a) centrally planned; bureaucracy involved in decision-making was hu
one party rule CCP
once were a multi-party Kuomingtang (Nationalist Party) and Communist Party
authoritarian, unitary state
elected system, no real voting system
mixed political economy
power to the people through the National Peoples Congress and l
two rounds of
Comparative Politics 015 (001) (Spring 2015): Final Study Guide
Fill the out charts; it should help answering the questions on the final:
Economics of the countries
GDP GDP per Inflation Unemploymen Growth Voter Alternation Independent
Midterm Study Guide
Features of a healthy democracy and economy:
o Characteristics of a healthy democracy are:
Civil liberties/ human rights
Free and fair elections
Balance of powers
Independent media pr
Geopolitical haven to build a military basis
Slowly regain control of two regions
Why? If you bild a military basis in two regions, you have a way to check
any threats anywhere.
West Side: India.
More energy used t
Kings and Queens
Is it repressive? It all depends on your relationship
with the monarch.
(Think of the Saudi Arabian girl who didnt want to
Family/ persons (coup) in charge
Economy to be healthy
Eurozone (specifically EU) has listed different types of achievements for countries to get in the
North Korea is not a purely central command system.
Doesnt need to be a Free market country cus theres a mixed economy ?
Its good to study China b/c it can give you a boost in the business world knowing their
Most Americans misunderstand the culture of China.
China is now the capital export of the world, whereas in the 70s and 80s people went
into China to in
Day 5 Notes
Economical mixed system
Is America the greatest? It depends on perspective
Ie baby boomers
Millennial generation: born after 80
Ask the same question: is America the greatest?
If we had all 192 sov. Nations under one type of institution, it could actually work out for the world because everyone will
Thats in theory. Thats why it sounds good on paper.
Less than 20 in the world today con
5 questions (3/5 we are responsible for)
Large blue book
Finished writing last week
US and infrastructure
Dont be anxious
See it as something you know a lot about and cant wait to know.
So much to talk about the social aspect o
Politics in America: The US in
Welcome to Comparative Politics
Field marked by an empirical approach based
on the comparative method.
We use common concepts to study politics