The European Union has been around since 1951
History that leads up to this: Europe from Napoleonic wars had been fighting each other
(France and Germany were fighting, ripping the entire continent)
Notions of European federalism: why cant w
Taking Tilly South
The authors argue that inequality democracy and citizenship should be studies together
Inequality doesnt really capture the extreme hardships faced by people in both developing and
Democracy: a sys
Political violence: politically motivated violence
1) Outside of state control
a. Objective includes a chance in institutions
b. Actions carried out by non-state actors (cartel, terrorists)
2) Carried out by state functionaries
a. To ma
Class pw: cps16
During the past 25 years, the world has seen an astonishing number of changes
The collapse of communism
Rise of NEW economic powers in Asia
ASEAN- Asian countries, largest producers of goods (clothes, technology)
How do authoritarian leaders maintain control
Authoritarian leaders need to control societies efficiently so that they cane ensure power in their hands,
turn a profit, and resources to sustain both
Several ways: Coercion and co-optatio
There is substantial variation in kinds of authoritarian systems
Most authoritarian leaders are still constrained by political institutions, just in different ways than
Authoritarianism vs. totalitarianism
Head of state
Head of government
Mode of selection
Court of appeals
Executive: in charge of carrying out laws
2 distinct roles:
a) Head of state
Identities are fluid and they change based on situations and contexts
They are constructed for political ends
Instrumentalist- there is nothing like core identity is always used for political power it is always
instrumental. Elites use
Who am I (as an individual)?
Who are we (as a group)?
Your social identity answers both of these questions at the same time
Who are you and which characteristic do you think about when deciding who is part of us
(gender, race, religion,
What determines the extent of a rulers power? How far can rulers push?
How do rulers stay in power?
Subjects consent when they obey rulers
Rulers lose consent when they overreach
Rulers know that there is a limit to what they can ask; if
What was the political culture in India described by Susanne Rudolph in her article The Imperialism of
Categories? What was she trying to study? How was she trying to get that information?
A state cannot be a democracy if it has
A central theme in CH. 8 is that
1) Many states are adapting to economic changes in ways that change the nature of state sovereignty
2) That these changes are still the product of political decisions they are not necessarily inevitable
Quiz based on inequality for all video; Sadiq article: When states prefer non-citizens; Chapter 8 & 9
A lot of countries have moved from a communist state to a more democratic system
A key theme is the variation in post-communist state
Iverson & Soskice
1. Why do some demcracies redistribute more than others?
2. What are the consequences of electoral rules/systems?
1. Which systems tend to redistribute more?
2. What is the logic behind the prefe
Readings for Week 0 and Homework 1
ALWAYS BRING A USB MEMORY STICK WITH YOU TO CLASS.
Read LFF, chapters 1-2
Skim the Instructors Lecture Notes for WEEK 0, paying particular attention to L0.1.,
L0.2, and L0.3
Skim in advance the Instructors Lectu
PSYCH 2 Psychological Statistics
LONG QUIZ # 2.1
Answer the following questions below. Please place your answers in 1 whole yellow pad paper.
Suppose that at a large state university graduate research assistants are paid by the hour. Data from the pers
Homework 2 and Readings for Week 1
ALWAYS BRING A USB MEMORY STICK WITH YOU TO CLASS.
Reread LFF, chapters 1-2; Read LFF Chap. 3
Make sure that you are familiar with the syllabus and the useful guidelines in the lecture
material for WEEK 0
INSRUCTOR: B. GROFMAN
EXCEL Class Notes
A. Like everything else on the computer the way to learn
EXCEL is one step at a time, beginning with the basics.
B. EXCEL can, of course, be used simply as a pocke
PS 51A Final Exam Review Sheet
Short answer. Answer each question in 2-3 complete sentences. If appropriate
address: a definition, associated author, an example, and relevance to the broader
Lijpharts argument re: electoral systems- trying
Karl Marx, The Communist Manifesto
1. What is the role that the proletariat and the bourgeoisie have during
capitalism and how do these roles shift after the revolution?
a. Hint: Think about the definitions and motivations for each group and
link them to
Study Guide for Politics Around the World midterm #1
What is multiculturalism? What is Fukuyamas perspective on multiculturalism?
How are identities understood from the perspective of liberalism and multiculturalism?
What is the difference betwee
How easy is it for a single party to take complete control of the government?
1. Concentration of Executive
3. Type of party system
4. Type of electoral system
5. Type of interest gr
What is a state?
EX: The Mexican mafia (prison gang in SoCal that controls much of the drug trade in LA)
The gang exists entirely in prison, is relatively small, and yet controls most through use
of coercive monopoly over violence