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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 If you want to learn more check out What are the major proteins in blood plasma?

• 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 If you want to learn more check out What refers to the process of communication is ethically neutral?
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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 We also discuss several other topics like How do the human bone and muscle perform the mineral storage?
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­ 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 

• 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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