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by: Kelsie Koelpin V

IntroComparativePolitics PSC242

Kelsie Koelpin V
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Kelsie Koelpin V on Monday October 5, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to PSC242 at Central Michigan University taught by PrakashAdhikari in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 53 views. For similar materials see /class/218914/psc242-central-michigan-university in Political Science at Central Michigan University.

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Date Created: 10/05/15
Exam Format Study Guide for Midterm Exam PSC 242 The midterm exam will have two sections Section One will have multiple choice questions and fillin the blanks Section Two will have two short essays The multiple choice questions will test conceptual understanding as well as historical and currentevent examples covered in class or in the text or in readings on Course ReservesBlack Board Key Concepts In studying the key concepts below make sure you can define and identify all components and applications of each concept Note that while I try to include all relevant concepts in the list below but make no guarantee that it is exhaustive Advanced democracies Anarchism Aristotle Authority Autonomy Behavioral revolution Bicameral Capacity Capitalism Central bank Citizenship Civil society Coercion Comparative advantage Comparative politics Correlation Country Deductive reasoning Democracy Democratic deficit Dependency Devolution Divided government Electoral systems Elites and elite theory Endogeneity Equality Ethnicity ethnic identity ethnic conflict EU 4 institutions 3 projects Executive Fascism Federalism Freedom Fundamentalism GDP GNP PPP HDI Gini index Government Hobbes Inductive reasoning Inflation hyperinflation deflation Institutions Integration Karl Marx Laissezfaire Legislature Legitimacy all types Liberalism Magna Carta Markets demand and supply Max Weber Mercantilism Modernization theory Monopoly Nation nationstate national identity nationalism national conflict Neocorporatism Parastatals Parliamentary systems or parliamentarism Patriotism Political attitudes Political culturessubcultures Political economy Political ideologies all Political parties Political socialization including agents Postindustrialism Postmodernism Power Presidential system or presidentialism Property Proportional Representation Public goods Qualitative method Quantitative method Referendum Regimes Regulations Republicanism Roman Empire Selection bias Service sector Single member district MMDs Social democracy Socialism Sovereignty State strong weak failed Tariffs quota nontariff barriers Taxation The Treaty of Westphalia Unicameral Unitary states Potential Essay Questions Direction Using your knowledge and course materials answer any two of the questions below Be sure to address all parts of the questions Note that these are only examples of what the essay questions are going to look like The actual questions in the test may be different 1 What explains why some countries are democratic while others not Use the various theoretical concepts and factors such as modernization theory elites theory civil society etc that you have learned so far in the semester to answer the question 2 Define political culture Explain why political culture matters Use example if necessary to elucidate your point 3 Why do we have states Would it be possible for people to live without them If states disappeared in the future what would replace them 4 What are the most important differences between single member district and proportional representation Which is more democratic Which is more efficient Which do you prefer and why 5 What are the different ways to measure advanced democracies Explain the main challenges facing advanced democracies


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