Democracies fight as often as other states, but they dont fight each other.
Three possible explanations for democratic peace:
Prior to WWII, there werent enough democracies to provide instances of conflict
After WWII, they were all
Suggest a case (a political example) where you think self-interest might make a real
difference. Provide a rationale for your example (that is, why self-interest should matter
in this case).
I know that the majority discussed economic issues however I do
COMPARE AND CONTRAST THE THEME OF GROUP CENTRISM IN
KINDER & KAM WITH THE THEME OF GROUP CENTRISM IN KINDER
Both Kinder & Kam and Kinder & Sanders follow the basis that the public is
divided into groups who make decisions based on divisions a
Mario Cuomos Keynote address to the Democratic National Convention
Mario Cuomo recently passed away leaving behind various famous ideas and
recognizable speeches. Among his most famous speeches is the Keynote Address to the
Democratic National Convention,
Converses Empirical Result
Phillip Converses studies as a political scientist focused on public opinion. The
Nature of Belief Systems in Mass Publics, Converses 1964 work discusses this in depth.
Converse uses various pieces of empirical evidence to suppo
Choose one of the three readings and do your best, in no more than two pages, to
summarize its main argument and most important empirical findings.
Political affiliation today is broken down between Democrats and Republicans
but deeper than that we hold i
Phillip Converse 1964
Public opinion has been examined to an extensive degree over time. Phillip Converse is
known for his studies on this topic. Converses 1964 work, The Nature of Belief Systems in
Mass Publics focuses on the implications of the uninform
Read papers by Jacoby and by Jost. Choose one or the other, and summarize, in
your own words, the evidence presented relevant to the political consequences of
While some rely heavily on their ideology to make political decision
Ideology in American Politics
While many of the readings during this course were intriguing and interesting
to read, I found Ellis and Stimsons piece particularly compelling. Not only did it
provide a foundation for the rest of the course but also gives g
Value vs. Ideology
Ideology is often set in stone for individuals and rarely changes. An
individual does however have various values. Various values together help to
construct and individuals ideologies. These values
What is Conservatism?
Traditional political beliefs and ideals toward policies in American government
are reflected in the concept of conservatism. As ideologies, policy-making and political
parties in general are becoming more polarized Republican is bec
A zone of agreement should always exist in crisis bargaining.
This is because it is closer to the expected outcome of war than fighting the war
States have an incentive to misrepresent their bargaining position in a crisis.
This is because they
Here are the difficulties in enforcing human rights has led to creating international
institutions and courts to do so.
The purpose of international institutions as far as agreements is mainly:
International institutions have the job to monit
Monetary policy autonomy
Assuming capital mobility, fiscal policy is more effective for fixed exchange rate.
This is because fixed exchange rate benefit domestic institutions, and fiscal policy
uses domestic institutions as its main resou
The effects of free trade on national income and the incomes of individuals in terms
of the factors they possess:
National income rises
Scarce factors lose, plentiful factors win.
Mobile sectors win, immobile sectors lose.
NTB means Non-Trade Barriers.
If this is happening, we should see the level of government spending shrink, which
we do not.
We should also see a global interest rate:
But we do not; FDI most often go from one developed country to another, not to the
Noise makes it more difficult to interpret whether a states actions means if they are
Monitoring makes it difficult to see another states actions.
Ways international institutions can alleviate enforcement problems by making
reciprocity more eff
Uses self enforcement.
It is in everyones benefit to limit production because they can make the most profit.
Uses reciprocity; if one member cheats, the other members can respond in turn and
the cheater will lose their advantage.
Three reasons why states
An SOP is a Standard Operating Procedure.
It provides an immediate, defined plan of action for states in crisis to carry out.
Leaders have to ask which SOP is appropriate for the problem they face instead of
crafting a new solution.
SOPs make i
The Balance of Power Theory
emphasizes the distribution of power among the major powers.
The distribution of power explains war and the stability of the international system.
The consequences of the balance of power theory are that
Balances of power form
Friend- freshman girl currently taking PolSci 101 (Nicole)
1) Well now that I take polsci the topic has come up more. But in my life it hasnt
come up much given that Im 18 it is a new thing that I have to think about. I
consider myself liberal