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Comparative Government - Chapter 1

by: Kyra Cronin

Comparative Government - Chapter 1 PSCI 220S

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These are notes from the first few weeks regarding the Introductions
Intro to Compararive Government
Christopher Muste
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This 8 page Class Notes was uploaded by Kyra Cronin on Tuesday October 4, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSCI 220S at University of Montana taught by Christopher Muste in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 5 views. For similar materials see Intro to Compararive Government in Political Science at University of Montana.


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Date Created: 10/04/16
1 August 31, 2016 I. The Economist / NY Times / Washington Post / Wall Street Journal II. Schedule 6-9 hrs/week for studying; stick with it III. Multiple Media A. Textbook 1. Learn the key terms B. Class notes C. Think! D. News sources Input: when someone of the society makes a complaint/demand/compliment ↳What is the state or government going to do about it? IV. Ask questions A. Review session; every Friday @ 12pm Chapter 1 Comparative Government (Comparative Politics) ↳similarities & differences ↳institutions that decide how material goods are allocated among others ↳body that citizens give up freedoms to in order to get certain services and securities -- Locke & Hobbes ↳institutions with monopoly of power over a given area ↳organizes people and establishes order Ways to Talk About a Country: Government= specific officeholders in formal political institutions at a​ ​given time State= all people and institutions that exercise ​influence in a given territory Regime= institutions (including the offices) and the relationships among institutions that are ​ongoing Nation= psychological sense among a group of people that they ​share a lot of commonality​ ​and that they should be governed together Key Terms 1. Arab Spring: series of protests that rocked most of the Middle East in 2010 and 2011 2. Authoritarian: 3. BRIC(S): large countries undergoing rapid economic growth, including Brazil, Russia, India, China, and sometimes South Africa 4. Coalition: an alliance of parties that are close enough to one another ideologically to stay together for the duration of a parliamentary term 5. Cold war: rivalry between superpowers from the end of World War II to the collapse of the Soviet Union 6. Coloured revolutions: term used to describe uprisings referred to by a colour, such as the Green Movement in Iran 7. Constitution: a basic political document that lays out the institutions and procedures a country follows 8. Crisis: a critical turning point 9. Demand: inputs through which people and interest groups put pressure on the state for change 10. Democracy: a system of government in which sovereignty resides in the people


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