Sub-Saharan Migrations in Morocco
Since 1995, Morocco has evolved into a transit country for migrants and
refugees from sub-Saharan Africa. Although many of them attempt to cross
to Europe, those failing or not venturing to enter Europe prefer to st
POLI 450 lecture notes
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some D&D shit too. Drop some terms. Boost that resume.
Evolution of modern conflict
Po-cold war era - intl cooperation is ea
Developing World Commonalities: the nature of underdevelopment (Chapter One)
Some elements that many LDCs have in common:
Colonial experience, typically by Europe or the USA
o Includes lower levels of industrialization, poorer s
Revolutionary Change (Chapter Seven)
There has been endless argument over what constitutes a true revolution
In its broadest and least precise usage, the term is applied to any violent government overthrow
o simply a form of governme
The Politics of Cultural Pluralism and Ethnic Conflict (Chapter Four)
Much of the developing world has suffered from ethnic, racial, and religious clashes plagued by
brutality and carnage
o Progress in one location has been repeatedly followed by deterio
Clash of Civilizations (Conference One)
The Clash of Civilizations? (Samuel P. Huntington)
World politics is entering a new phase
o The great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of conflict with be cultural, with
principal global conflict
Demilitarization (after civil conflict)
Frequently involves paying former soldiers of
May be hard for former soldiers to find jobs or go home due to psychological
January 25th, 2017
At independence: (paradox of independence)
o Much changed:
End to colonial rule
New state and state machinery
New political demands
o And much didnt:
Economic dependency on the colonizing state
Structure of local society
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POLI 210 Political Research Methods
I have chosen the article No Iran is not opening up written on January 22nd 2016 by
Anne Applebaum from the Washington Post.
Thesis: Civic education is necessary to sustain an effective democracy
A democratic citizenry who do no more than vote in national elections cannot sustain a
democracy over the long term. Why?
o Federal systems generate more ef
Colonialism & Decolonization
Traditional Societies: parochial, decentralized, underdeveloped
Pattern of Colonial Rule
a. France in Algeria, Belgium in Congo, etc.
2. Indirect Colonial pow
Policy: Economics & Welfare
In Europe, the state plays a much stronger role in the economy. This achieved through highly
sophisticated bureaucracies designed to represent the states interests.
Economic interest groups are very prominent, with membership e
Occurred in 1997 and originated in Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea, and Malaysia.
Asian banks borrowed from foreign banks (in foreign currency) because of their low interest rates and
then lend it to do
Nationality & Power Sharing
Nation = A population united by common language, cultural traditions, shared history and aspirations,
and often, its own geographic home.
Nation-State = One nation controls state apparatus.
The formation of the European Union w
Political Demands & Public Policy
Interest Groups & Social Movements: Political & Judicial
Canada is a pluralist society. That means that it has a multiplicity of interest groups who compete with
one another wi
Intro to Europe
Why is Europe Special?
Welfare State Europe has detached peoples survival from the market. This was achieved through
high spending on social programs which include pensions, disability insurance, unemployment
insurance, child support and u
I-He is against the classical version of democracy.
He thinks democracy is not to serve the common good nor a common will.
Common good: for Schumpeter, common good exists but it cannot be defined. There is no rational
standard on what is the
I-Justification of democracy:
A-An Instrumental justification?
It is Mill justification: democracy is the best form of government to have equality and thus to
produce the maximum amount of welfare.
B-Dahls non-instrumental justi
Utilitarianism is a moral theory merging two things:
-a consequentialism saying that the right sing to do is to produce good
-a theory of the good saying that what is good is the welfare.
The right thing to
Tyranny of the Majority
A-How to get the best outcomes?
-Purely: outcomes do not matter. Something is good only because it followed the
procedurecan be dangerous because can lead to negative outcomes
-perfect: there is a good ou
Pateman participatory democracy.
For stability, you must have democratic institution coupled with social organization.
Value of participation:
-necessary for collective decisions taken in our daily life.
-educate people (Mill)
Poli 231 Final Exam Review
Exam Date: December 20
Political Obligation, Conscience, and Claims of Authority
a. Sophocles (Antigone)
b. Plato (Apology and Crito in the Trial and Death of Socrates)
c. Thoreau (An Essay on Civil Di
POLI 212 Final Exam Review
Strategy for Answering Final Exam Questions
Relate each question to course categories
o What is Europe, the State & Democracy, the EU, Political Parties, Electoral
Systems & Referenda, Legislative & Executive, Courts, Federalism
The great tale of mega constitutional politics
It all began as a game of trivial pursuit. But how did this happen? Well here
is a little background to set the stageIt emerged from federalism, and the changing roles of provinces and federal
CANADIAN GOVERNMENT POLI 221
Issues in governing Canada
No political institution is working as effectively as it should
Savoie- there are major debates in how we govern ourselves
The power, links and role in institutions