6 Sweden-Institutions and Parties
Scandinavia Sweden, Norway & Denmark
Political institutions of Sweden
o Centralized: not federal
o Parliamentary: The Riksdag
o Proportional Representation
o % seats = % votes!
Comparative Politics Exam 1 Review
Political Coercion- the forceful implication of political ideals
Political Legitimacy- The popular acceptance of a governing law or rgime as an
A good comparative politics question ask
British Political Institutions
Single Member Districts
Left vs. Right
Left (For the working class) vs. Right (For businesses)
Equality vs. Free Market
British Conservative Pa
Mubarak fall Egypt 2011
Jan 25 youth protest in third square and around the country
2. Jan 28th abandon street to surging number of protest
3. Jan29th military widely deployed but remains restrained
4. Feb 2 protesters attack by Mubarak loyalist
Betreuungsgeld (Care Cash), a per child benefit for stay-at-home mothers.
Christian Democratic policy- Supports traditional family.
Kept this policy at last election.
Equal pay for equal work
Germany is similar
Introduction to Comparative Politics
2.1 B Introduction to Political Science
Unavoidability of Politics
Who gets what, when, how?
Limited resources and unlimited greed
Authoritative allocation of resources
Interaction between individuals or groups
1988 Presidential Election:
PRI: Carlos Salinas
These guys rely on those single member districts.
De la Madrid chose Salinas as his Su
Low interest Rates:
Help businesses invest in better technology
Active Labor Market Policies:
If you dont have the skills and are in the wrong place, they will pay to move you
somewhere so you can get a job.
Fights against structural unemployment
Comparative Politics Exam 3 Review
1) Discuss the relationship between media freedom and public confidence in the
different countries. In what way is this relationship counter-intuitive? Give two
reasons for this relationship? Your discu
Comparative Politics Exam 2 Review
1) Describe the similarities and differences between liberalism and neo-liberalism.
What are some names associated with each school of thought? Your answer
must use specific examples of countries. Liberalism is defined a
TWO BRITAIN-INSTITUTIONS AND PARTIES
CHAP 5 DEMOCRACY AND DEMOCRATIZATION
Democracy is a relative, subjective term. The book gives the description of the US at its
founding as an example of a Democracy that we would today call primitive at best. Yet,
at the time the US was one of the leading