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What is a descriptive theory that explains?

What is a descriptive theory that explains?

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School: University of South Carolina - Columbia
Department: Science
Course: The Conduct and Formulation of United States Foreign Policy
Professor: Tobias heinrich
Term: Spring 2018
Tags: Politics, political science, Theory, and definitions
Cost: 50
Name: Poli Sci Exam 1 Study Guide
Description: These notes are a brief overview of what we have covered leading up to our first exam.
Uploaded: 02/02/2018
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Study Guide for Formulation and Conduct of U.S. Foreign Policy Exam 1 Exam 1: Monday, February 5, 2018 to Wednesday, February 7, 2018


What is a descriptive theory that explains?



Definitions

­ Foreign Policy

• Actions taken by a state to affect the policies of another entity

­ Theories

­ Help us understand how an output of interest is produced

­ Positive Theory

• A descriptive theory that explains

­ Normative Theory

• A statement of value that is subjective

­ This not that

­ Peace not War

Theories

­ Elements of a Theory

• Should not be normative

• Should explain

• Have cause and effect

• Contain definitions

• Be applicable to subject matter

• Be useful/helpful in achieving a goal


Define foreign policy.



• Have the ability to be proven wrong

­ Purpose of Theory

• Understand the world

• Manipulate the world

• Avoid Pain

• Gain Pleasure

Concepts 

­ Fixed Term of Office 

• Set length of time a person serves in a particular position that is gained through election ­ Moral Hazard

• Lack of incentive to guard against risk increases the likelihood of participating in risky  behavior We also discuss several other topics like State the composition of blood.
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­ Delineative Democracy

• an electorate vets voting power in delegates rather than representatives ­ Instrumental Goods

• Goods which have value in and of themselves

­ Money

­ Property

­ Experiential Good


What are the elements of a theory?



• Goods which are consumed for personal pleasure or happiness

­ Voting 

­ Protesting 

­ Uncertainty

• The state of being non­reliant or unconfident

­ implies that we know what we are talking about but are unsure of the outcome ­ Free Rider

• Those who benefit from resources, goods, or services that do not pay or work for them ­ Easiest in large groups

­ Credible Commitment  Don't forget about the age old question of What refers to a complex process that, many argue, is extraordinarily difficult and is considered pervasive, amoral, and necessary to advancing our life agenda?
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Don't forget about the age old question of What are the characteristics of the prokaryotic cell?

• The promise that party “A” makes to party “B” in which “A” promises to ________ if “B”  promises to do ______ and party “B” believes party “A”

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