AP Comparative Government and Politics Syllabus
This Comparative Politics course is taught in 12 weeks and will move quickly; therefore
it is important to keep up with the readings. We will take a country to country approach,
with heavy emphasis on cross
Jihad vs. McWorld. (Cover Story)
Barber, Benjamin R. "Jihad vs. McWorld." The Atlantic Mar. 1992: 53+.
The struggle that exists between countries that wish to conform to global considerations and national
groups that desire independence may furt
Political Institutions and
CCP: largest political party in the world
party membership and leadership has changed
along with modernization
Maoist era: revolutionary cadres peasants and
factory workers, not int
Mexico Briefing Paper Study Guide
1. In what ways can Mexico be compared to the other countries studied in this course?
Briefly explain each one.
II. Country Overview
2. How does Mexico compare economically with the other five countries
Your group will be creating a newspaper that is from the point of view of one of the
political parties, there cannot be duplicates of any political parties in one class. This project is
worth 30 points. Use the CIA Worl
Nigeria Briefing Paper Study Guide
Preface: Why Study Nigeria?
1. What is prebendalism?
2. How can Nigerias unstable political history be characterized since its independence in
1960? Why is this?
3. What country colonized Nigeria?
4. How has th
The Democratic Transition in Nigeria
Challenges of Democratization
The election of Olusegun Obasanjo to the presidency of Nigeria in 1999 effectively brought an end to 16 yea
Iran & the West: Part I The Man Who Changed the World
1. Describe and analyze two reasons Ayatollah Khomeini was able to gain supporters for his
2. Describe and analyze three decisions of the Shah that led to the Iran Rev
The relationship between the United States and China is extremely unique. Each class
will be broken up into groups of 3 or 4 students. Your group is going to be responsible f
23 provinces, 5 autonomous
regions , 5 municipalities
*Real power lies with the Communist
Party (CCP) which is only about 5%
of the population*
Chinese Government is
subordinate to Chinese
Socialist market economy
AP Comp Govt-Country Fact Sheet
Country Fact Sheet
Below is some key information you should know about each countries you studied in Comparative Politics.
Use this chart to test yourself and see what you need to review
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