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by: Modesto Renner


Modesto Renner

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This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Modesto Renner on Thursday October 29, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to PSCI 3041 at University of Colorado at Boulder taught by Staff in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 41 views. For similar materials see /class/231932/psci-3041-university-of-colorado-at-boulder in Political Science at University of Colorado at Boulder.




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Date Created: 10/29/15
Final Exam Review Sheet PSCI 3041 The United States Congress Fall 2008 The following list of concepts includes all material that will be on the nal You will be required to be able to de ne explain and derive if applicable the concepts listed This typically means that you should be able to discuss the concept beyond what is given for example as its de nition at the end of a chapter in the Stewart book you should be able to place the concept in context and be familiar with the theoretical dynamics it illustrates The nal will be a mix of multiple choice and short answer questions YOU WILL NEED TO BRING AT LEAST ONE BLUE BOOK77 TO THE SCHEDULED FINAL If you do not bring a blue book you will have to procure one during the exam period which may affect your ability to nish the exam The nals are currently scheduled for the following times SECTION 001 meets 9AM SATURDAY DECEMBER 13 130PM 400PM SECTION 002 meets 11AM TUESDAY DECEMBER 16 1030AM 100PM 1 Foundations of the Spatial Model and Rational Choice iReadmgs Stewart Chapter 1 7Preferred to set iWinset iMedian Voter Theorem 7Ideal Point 7Indifference Curve iSpatial Model generally iSymmetrical Utility Curve iStatus Quo point 7Condorcet Winner iMcKelvey s Chaos Theorem iEquilibrium of Tastes in both one and multiple dimensions iKiller amendment iBackward induction iSincere V Sophisticated Voting Behavior 2 Congressional Organization Committees iReadmgs Stewart Chapter 8 iGatekeeping Power iAgenda ControlSetter Model PClosed Rule and its implications for outcomes POpen Rule and its implications for outcomes iStructureinduced equilibria 4 Gains from trade77 model ilnformational model iPreference Outliers iRisk aversion 3 Congressional Organization Parties iReadmgs Stewart Chapter 7 PConditional Party Government PCartel Theory iNegative Agenda Control and its implications PCoordination problemBattle of the Sexes game iRoll rates 4 Congressional Candidates Voters and Elections iReadmgs Stewart Chapters 4 and 5 iStrategic Entry and Strategic Retirement ilncumbency Advantage ilncumbentChallengerOpen Seat Spending PCalculus of Progressive Ambition PCalculus of Voting iVoter Turnout iVoting Age PopulationVoting Eligible Population iHotellingDownsian Model of Electoral Competition iPrimary v General Election Campaigns 5 Congress and the President Readmgs None but Krehbiel reading will be helpful regarding the follow ing concepts iPivotal Politics Model iFilibusterVeto pivots iGridlock interval 6 Congress and the Courts 7N0 readings PStatutory interpretation and Judicial Constitutional Review 7Congressional responses to Court decisions 7Conditions when Court is likely to alter legislation 7Conditions when Congress is likely to retaliate against Court decision 7Conditions when Courts can be considered to in uence initial decisions by Congress 7 Congress and the Bureaucracy 7N0 readings ilron trianglesPolicy subsystems iPrincipal Agent problem iFirealarm and Police Patrol oversight 8 Congress and the Public 7N0 readings iPublic attitudes about Congress and their explanations iHow representative is Congress ilnterest Groups 9 Congress in a Comparative Sense 7N0 readings 7Presidential V Parliamentary Systems iFirst past the post FPP V Proportional Representation iE rective Parties iRelative size of legislature 7G0Vernance V Representativeness


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