Imagine that you are climbing a mountain.
(a) Is the distance you travel to the top a state function? Why or why not?
(b) Is the change in elevation between your base camp and the peak a state function? Why or why not? [Section]
WEEK3 IntroductiontoComparativePolitics ProfessorJessicPSC1001 CarolineE.Jok TheGeorgeWashingtonUniversity Class 4 ~ States The paper is pushed back a week (Feb 12) The Function of a State: • Providing Security o Enforcing Domestic Laws/order o Protection from outside threats • Taxation (State Revenue) • Regulating the Market & Other economic roles • Settle Disputes Common State Institutions (across every country) • Military to defend state territory • Police to Maintain Law and Order • System of Taxation • Government/Administration • Other's not listed on the slides: o State's responsibility to maintain/de