AMERICAN GOVERNMENT POLS 1101
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II III POLS 1101 EXAM I STUDY GUIDE Collective Action Problems a Be familiar with the four major problems i Coordination ii Prisoner s dilemma iii Freeriding iv Tragedy of the commons b Can you give an example of each c What is it about human beings and their nature that makes achieving collective goals difficult i Politics involves bargaining and compromising While we didn t discuss it in class there is a term used in the book known as logrolling which refers to a type of quid pro quo solution to dealmaking Be familiar with it d What are the Constitutional tools employed by the government to solve collective action problems HINT Agenda control is one what are the others i Consider examples of how each branch might use any given tool to achieve its goal e Know the difference between private goods and public goods Have an understanding of the various forms of government ie political relationships between rulers and ruled a Dictatorship b Monarchy c Direct Democracy d Republic e What are transaction costs and conformity costs What is the relative intensity ie high low of each cost given a particular form of government Have an understanding of three systems of government ie the political relationship between one governmental unit and another a Unitary b Confederacy c Federation Be somewhat familiar with the history of early America a What type of relationship existed between Great Britain and the colonies not a system like unitary but the way in which GB allowed the colonies to run their own affairs b What was the primary legislative act passed by British Parliament that motivated colonists to rebel c Any specific dates appearing on the exam are given for context you Wii not need to memon39ze speci c dates except insofar as having an approximate idea of when certain events occurred might help you better understand the matenai The American Confederation