Comparative Politics Study Guide
Weber -Politics as a vocation (pg.39): Influence of leadership of political association a.k.a. state.
A state is defined by use of physical force, but force is specific to a state. A state is a human
Running Head: DENMARK POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS AND GOVERNMENT SYSTEMS
A study of Economic, Political and Governmental Systems
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DENMARK POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS AND GOVERNMENT SYSTEMS
The basis of this data
Norway: The happiest country in the world
1. Why is Norway considered an advanced democracy? What elements classified Norway as
an advanced Democracy?
According to our in class text, an advanced democracy can be defined as any country with high
Jimmy E. Fry presents-
~Wealth and Power: Exam 2~
John Maynard Keynes
o Consumer Behavior and the Great Depression (Connection between the two and
Keynes believed that consumers themselves could not cause depressions.
Consumers have two behaviors th
Final Exam Review
a form of collective action in which some large-scale, structural change is either
attempted or accomplished
Efforts to dramatically transform
Friedrich von Hayek
Prices of objects and their uses can only be understood in terms of individual human
Market economies achieve spontaneous unplanned order that originates in the
conscious actions of individuals
Economy is a
Why Has Africa Grown Slowly?
The debate on the causes of the slow African Growth has many different explanations
grouped into a two-by-two matrix comparing policy and destiny and domestic and external
factors. Until recently it has been ac
AFA2000 Introduction To The Black Experience
Dr. Linda Tavernier-Almada
28 July 2015
Cases of Deadly Police Force Reported In Unarmed African American Males Aged 12-18
"It comes up, it seems like, once a week now, or once every
CPO 1946 4930.006 Area Studies Eastern Europe
Final Exam Review
Geography: locations, borders and capitals - Eastern Europe Study Quiz
The Yugoslav Wars
Yugoslav Constitutions a
Intro to Comparative Politics
Ch. 3 States and Citizens
Key Questions: 1. What is the appropriate relationship between a state and its people?
Various models embodied in different types of regimes
2. How do states seek to legitimize these models?- Use
States and Identity- Nationalism
*What is identity?
Identity- the social label ascribed to an individual or group in a political society
Social identity- personal identities are linked to an partially derived form group identi
Case study: United Kingdom
*The cradle of liberal democracy
-Magna Carta (1215): Lords limited kings powers-precursor to the monarchy relinquishing its
power, restricted monarchys right to tax, trial by peers
What is comparative politics?
*Comparative politics focuses on power and decision making within national boundaries (Note:
Politics beyond national boundaries is the realm of international relations)
*Focus is on comparing more than one place or time to d
Chapter 2 Vocabulary
Cabinet Government - A system of government, as in Britain, in which the cabinet (rather than the
Prime Minister) exercises responsibility for formulating policy and directing other the government and
the executive branch. In the UK,
CHAPTER 1: VOCABULARY
GDP vs. GNP Gross domestic product (GDP): The value of the total goods and services produced by the
country during a given year.
Gross national product (GNP): GDP plus income earned abroad by the country's residents.
Chapter 4 Vocabulary
5 percent clause - This rule obliges a party to get at least 5 percent of the second votes in order to
enter the Bundestag (or the state parliaments) as a party. It tends to depress votes for splinter parties.
absolute veto - In areas
Chapter 10 Globalization, Economic Sovereignty, and Development
How has globalization affected the economic sovereignty of states?
Have states lost power to globalization, and if so, who has gained power?
Why have some countries moved to li
Chapter 11 Public Policies When Markets Fail Welfare, Health, and the Environment
What do policy outcomes tell us about representation and power?
Why do states intervene via social, health and environmental policies?
What explains the devel
Chapter 12 Policies and Politics of Inclusion and Clashing Values
What can the outcomes of policy battles among identity groups tell us about who has power?
How have religious, womens, and gay communities mobilized and how have states respon
Chapter 9 Regime Change
What explains when and where revolutions take place?
Why does the military intervene in politics and how do they rule?
Why do some democracies consolidate, while other new democracies backslide?
Can democracy succeed
CHAPTER 10 Vocabulary
foreign direct investment (FDI) - Investment from abroad in productive activity in another country
trade - The flow of goods and services across national borders
international capital flows - Movements of capital in the form of money
CHAPTER 8 Vocabulary
Dictators dilemma - An authoritarian rulers repression creates fear, which then breeds uncertainty
about how much support a ruler has
In response, the ruler spends more resources than is rational to co-opt opposition
Guanxi - In China
CHAPTER 11 Vocabulary
social policy - Policy focused on reducing poverty and income inequality and stabilizing individual or
universal entitlements - Benefits that governments provide to all citizens more or less equally, usually