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These notes cover chapter 2 about state.
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Dr. Jupille
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Politics, comparative, PoliSci, psci2012, state, chapter2, notes
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Lindzy Konrad on Sunday September 11, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSCI 2012 at 1 MDSS-SGSLM-Langley AFB Advanced Education in General Dentistry 12 Months taught by Dr. Jupille in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 3 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Comparative Politics in Math at 1 MDSS-SGSLM-Langley AFB Advanced Education in General Dentistry 12 Months.


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Date Created: 09/11/16
PSCI2012 KEY: Red Words: Important Key terms Chapter 2 State  Key Problem: state strong enough to protect us is also strong enough to tyrannize us? I. Why do we have govt?  Pursuit of self – interst doesn’t work   Need balance between individual and collective benefits   Prisoner’s dilemma: only make sat least 1 player benefit  o Need to find 3  party enforcer o For “collective good”  o *individual decisions can lead to collectively good outcomes   Hobbes’s Problem: state of nature in which humanity was locked in prisoner’s dilemma o Life under state of nature would suck  o Solution! Leviathan   Established order thorugh threat of violence   This is a “social contract” working around idea that we agree to be  constrained   Refer to Leviathan as the state: institutional foundation of order in modern world II. The State  Def: human community that (successfully) claims the monopoly of legitimate use of  physical force w in a given territory   Functions: o Security and order o Crate and enforce law, including property rights  o Provide services  o Gather revenue (taxation)  o Build national (collective) identity (nation – state)   Ubiquity:  o Means they’re everywhere  o Every square inch of Earth’s landmass is claimed as territory of sovereign state  o Good for comparative politics bc the state is basic institutional form everywhere  in world  o There are also variations   State strength   Early vs. late  Democracies and non – democracies (regime type)  II.B. Variation: state strength  Failed States  Libya  Lebanon   India   Somalia  Weak States PSCI2012 KEY: Red Words: Important Key terms Strong State   U.S  UK III.C. Early vs. Late Statehood Early Modern States  Late Modern States  Talking about Europe  Former European countries   A rise in Europe roughly between   Independence early 1800’s and mid  1500 and 1800 20  century  Also (china)     


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