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Introduction to Comparative Politics

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Introduction to Comparative Politics PL SC 003

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Valentin Rath
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Jin Lee

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Date Created: 11/01/15
PLSC3 Final Review Questions For the Final examination to be held on December 13m you will be tested according to the following scheme Part 1 Multiple choice Questions 15000 You will be given 25 multiple choice questions Each will account for 200 of your grade for this examination Refer to the key terms in the back page Part 2 Essa uestions 5000 You will be given 3 of the following 7 questions and be asked to answer 2 of them in essay form Each will account for 2500 of your grade for this examination 1 In terms of geographic distribution of governmental power most of contemporary world s states are either federal or unitary systems Dis cuss what are the differences between a federal and a unitary system What are the advantages of one system when compared to the other and Vice versa 2 Why is symbolic performance as political function important How can it be manipulated 3 How might some people argue that prime minister in UK is more powerful than president of the United States 4 It is often said that France has a dual executive what are the components of this duo What are the powers and responsibilities of each Has this changed over the year How does the political composition of the National Assembly and Presidency affect the power enjoyed by each of these individuals 5 Assume that Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has named you his chief advisor for domestic affairs Prepare a brief memorandum in which you identify and discuss the three most important actions that his government should take in during his remaining years in office in order to make China a more just and prosperous nation 6 Discuss and analyze the lm Central Station from the standpoint of public services provided by Brazilian government What does it tell you about how politics does or does not impact on the lives of the poor and the working classes in Brazil 7 Discuss why Iran s isolation and its multiple decisionmaking centers limit its role as an international actor Decision rules Distribution as a political function Higher civil service Impeachment Judicial review Indirect taxes Political outcomes Symbolic policies Backbencher UK British Commonwealth Devolution House of Lords Quangos Unwritten Constitution Whitehall Blocked vote Constitutional Council Grands corps JeanMarie Le Pen Cohabitation Gaullist party Twoballot system Brazil cost Brazil coronelismo favelas MERCOSUR Movement of Landless Rural Workers MST Brazilian public policies depicted in the lm Central Station Provisional measures Real Plan Workers Party PT Luis Inaco Lula da Silva Lula Assembly of Experts Iran Council of Guardians Expediency Council Khatami Mohammad les Mossadegh Mohammad Multiple power centers Pasdaran Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Rentier states Shari a Deng Xiaoping China National People s Congress Onechild family policy One country two systems People s Liberation Army Politburo Taiwan Tiananmen massacre


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