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Political Science Exam 1 Study Guide

by: Tara Heuple

Political Science Exam 1 Study Guide Political Science 103

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             International Politics: Exa  1 1. International politics is the influence of people and states that affect the values and  distributions among states. *Remember this because people affect what happens in the world. 2. Schematic reasoning is new information that is compared to generic concepts that are  stored in memory. *Remember this because you have a scheme that new information can compare to. 3. Cognitive dissonance is to deny new information into existing beliefs. *Remember this because dissonance and deny start with the same letter. 4. Individual analysis is psychological factors that help make decisions on behalf on the states. *Remember this because an individual makes decisions that affect others based on  psychological things. 5. State analysis is the internal attributes that affect foreign policy. *Remember this because the state takes internal things to affect foreign places. 6. System analysis is the international structures and processes of global actors. *Remember this because systems affect the globe. 7. Remote sequences are over a lengthy period of time. *Remember this because you keep remotes for a long time. 8. Proximate sequences are immediate effects. *Remember this because proximate is right away. 9. Melian dialogue is when strong do what they can and the weak suffer and then all of the  men were killed and the women and kids were sold to slavery. *Remember this because median sounds like mean, and killing people and making weak suffer  is mean. 10. Theories are sets of propositions that explains a phenomena. *Remember this because a theory explains things. 11. Political realism is where states are the most important, where there is a self help system,  and they identify with power. *Remember this because it is real when states are important and have power. 12. Limitations of realism is the security dilemma and the lack of precision. *Remember this because if you are real you don't use security and aren't precise on everything. 13. Liberalism is where they believe that democracy is the best form of government, they seek  peace, and have interstate cooperation. *Remember this because if you are liberal, you want democracy and peace. 14. Limitations of liberalism is states don't use the balance of power, they appear in low  politics, and there is morality and universalism in foreign policy. *Remember this because if there is one leader, they don't balance power. 15. Constructivism is where politics are socially constructed, has shared knowledge, and has  anarchy. *Remember this because things are constructed, but also crazy because of anarchy. 16. Limits of constructivism is that there is a rise and fall with ideas and it overemphasizes  social structures. *Remember this because they construct ideas and social structures. 17. Neorealism is defensive in the way that states are competitive and it is offensive in the way  that in encourages to share power. *Remember this because neorealism is split in two where defensive is competitive and offensive is encouraging. 18. Neoliberalism was fighting over more interdependence and maximizing gains. *Remember this because liberalists is peaceful and they want more dependence. 19. Foreign policy is a government’s course of action to achieve goals. *Remember this because policies should achieve goals. 20. Modern state system started with the Peace of Westphalia and ended with the Thirty  Years’ War and they tried to enforce laws within territories. *Remember this because there are days when this started and ended while trying to enforce  laws. 21. Nation is an ethnic, linguistic, and cultural group of people. *Remember this because nations include similar people. 22. States are permanent populations, well defined territory, and government capability of  sovereignty. *Remember this because these are people in one place. 23. Modernization is technology, production, and investments. *Remember this because all of those things are modern. 24. Dependency is leading capitalists that dominate the poor countries. *Remember this because leading people dominating the poor people. 25. Multinational corporations happen when one state operates in other states. *Remember this because multi means something is in multiple. 26. Global north is wealthy countries. *Remember this because the north is more developed. 27. Global south is less developed countries. *Remember this because the south is less developed. 28.Cold war happened because of the economic and political systems and the mistrust. *Remember this because when you are cold, you don't trust people. 29. Hegemony is when a single state is predominate. *Remember this because mono means one and this is one state. 30. Long cycle theory is the rise and fall of global power. *Remember this because it is a long cycle and there will be up and downs. 31. Polarity is the distribution of power among states. *Remember this because polarity and power start with the same letter. 32. Polarization is how states cluster around powerful states. *Remember this because states want to have power and so they surround themselves with it. 33. Geostrategic position is the location and physical terrain. *Remember this because geography has to do with places.


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