STUDY GUIDE FOR COMP GOV MIDTERM
WHAT IS COMPARATIVE POLITICS?
Four sub branches of political science: American politics, international relations,
comparative politics, political theory
In Europe, political science as a field is more philosophical as
Background to Devolution
1. Scotland was an independent country until the 1707 Acts of Union, which united Scotland with
England [and Wales] in the Kingdom of Great Britain
a. Retain education system and legal system
b. Lost parliament
1. National Anthem: God Save the Queen
a. Includes the term knavish tricks, confound their politics [enemies]
b. Love their figurehead to the extreme you can see the importance of the queen and her
ability to hold the kingdom together
c. After pri
1. Very nationalistic
1. 5 additional states after war
2. Adopts new system to assure that third riech and Wimer Republic never happens again lower
power of national government
Why Study Germany?
1. Become a preeminent European powe
The French Revolution
1. The storming of the Bastille Prison on July 14, 1789 [bastille was symbol of arbitrary rule and
2. Why the French Revolution?
a. Discontent with the Ancien regime
Above the state
a. First to industrialize between 1750-1850
b. Expansion of manufacturing through technological innovation/urbanization
c. Why Britain
- Endless coal & steam engine SE allowed them to get coal without concern of mine flo
November 2-4 notes
Fareeds take- Trust in federal government is 19%. Federal agencies are controlling and
dysfunctional, bipartisanship is ruining congress, and little incentive to be bureaucrats.
Domestic problemso President Obama and Geneva agre
Liberal Democrats (England)
Labour economics seeks to understand the functioning and dynamics of the markets for
wage labour, and attempts to understand the resulting pattern of wages, employment, and
Comparative Government Final Study Guide
o 5 reasons
Glorious Revolution (1688-1689)
o Reasons: 4
o James II plans
o Consequences: 5
Acts of Unions of 1707 (Scotland), and 1801 (Ireland)
o Agreement to dissolve individual parl
October 22-24 notes
The Ibrahim prize (Sudanese millionaire, Ibrahim) - democratically elected African
head of state, who left office in last 3 years and showed leadership. No winner for four
times in last 7 years, no one fit criteria.
Africa has fas
Labor Market Reform
Recently weve been experiencing a recession that we believe can be resolved by
our labor market policies. We believe that subsidizing major manufacturers and
increasing jobs for environmental projects will improve our economy.
November 26 notes
Nuclear deal with Iran brings out supporters, detractors- Iran says it will suspend
parts of its nuclear program for six months. At the same time, the U.S. will provide some
relief from sanctions. It's a short-term deal that's s
October 29-31 notes
Beijing- Southeast Asia needs to know more about Chinese politics. Communist
party trying to open up system and public confessions to appeal to grassroots.
Chinese political system very closed in comparison to U.S.
November 19-21 notes
Negotiations with Iran- on Wednesday B5 +1 on Wednesday at Geneva.
Negotiations best done in secrecy until compromise made. France gains favor
with Saudi Arabia to hurt Iran. Agreement would stop building of uranium
November 4-6 notes
NSA spying- Puts a dent in transatlantic partnership between Germany and US.
Saudi Arabia is mad- Dude rejects seat of UN Security Council. Islamic centers
filled with terrorist anti America stuff. Shia majority.
Tuesday off ele
Colm and George, the hair cutting pair,
Catholic and Protestant who sold unbiased hair.
They used neutral ground so they were not shunned,
By the Nationalist or Unionist who fought for Ireland,
They used the scalp
November 12-14 notes
Failure to reach agreement on nuclear bombs in Iran- Some negotiators
believed much progress has been made, while others thought Iran got everything
for nothing. Basic agreement is that Iran would temporarily freeze missile
Belfast Agreement or Good Friday Agreement (1998)
1. The outcome of a long process of talks between northern Ireland political parties and the british
and irish governments
- Its the sunnydale agreement 25 years later
- Parties that were gaining in promen