Comparative Politics Cumulative Final Study Guide
Why and How Do We Compare?
comparative politicsthe systematic search for answers to political questions
about how people around the world make and contest authoritative public choices
method of agreement
Christian democracy ->
shows that Muslim demo is compatible.
People say Muslim community based on specificities of doctrine so may be harder.
Islam inherently patriarchal, hierarchical. Adheres to principles that arent demo based.
Christians did adher
Will China Democratize?
Due to its changing political culture, repressive governance and economic development, the possibility
for China to reach democratization in the near future seems likely.
Spurred by government and in reality l
UK (should note the effective decline of social class as the driver of british
1. Margaret Thatcher: PM 1979-1990. Thatcher saw UKs postwar decline as
a symptom of an over-bearing state, and she proposed reducing the role
of the governmen
Key Terms for Comparative Politics Final Exam
a change of political borders cutting through at least one territory considered a
homeland by some community. That change is done primarily by diplomatic means,
and use of military force is negligibl
I. Nature of states
A. How and why look different
B. Economic involvement
II. Nature of regimes (complexity)
A. More subtle than just democratic or authoritarian
B. Why particular regimes come into place
C. Why emerge? What pathways?
partys pledge to nominate a certain number of ethnic/gender/racial minorities (so
as to level the playing field), but there is no guarantee of representation. Example:
Rwanda for women
PSC 1001 Final Exam Study Guide
Location: 1957 E St., Room 113
Time & Date: December 11, 12:40-2:40 pm
The midterm will take place on December 11. It will cover all material up to and including
lectures and readings for October 9. The midterm exam
Religion and Politics
Huntington: clashes society
o Ex: Christian democracy
Gender, Ethnicity, and Sexual Identities
Gender & sexual orientation
LGBT community s
KEY TERMS TO DEFINE: Midterm
Comparative politics systematic search for answers to political
questions about how people around the world make and contest public choices
Methods of agreementcompares and contrasts countries with