Please identify each of the following concepts, including both a specific definition and the larger significance of the term as it relates to comparative politics in no more than five sentences. Where appropriate, give reference to readings or course lectures. No examples or outside sources are allowed. Citation is not required, but you must indicate where you got the ideas from.
Each question is worth 1 point.
You are expected to complete the exam on your own – this is by the honor system, but two identical answers will draw suspicion… Please answer the questions in order by copying and pasting the list into your document.
all course readings :
# readings from THE STATE up to October 11 Origins of authoritarianism are found in the attachment of my previous questions, ( gened essay 1 and gened essay 2).
# readings from political violence until the end are found in the attachment of this question.
# I have also attached my in class notes. please use them also. (untitled 8 pdf / untitled 9 pdf)
September 4, 6: Why do we care so much about the state?
Ideas and Identities
Tuesday, September 11: The nation (and nationalism)
Thursday, September 13: Ethnicity and politics
Tuesday, September 18: Religion and politics
Thursday, September 20: Gender and politics
Tuesday, September 25: Class and politics
Thursday, September 27: Democracies in general
October 2: Democracies in specific
Thursday, October 4: Authoritarianism(s): an introduction
Thursday, October 11: Origins of authoritarianism
Tuesday, October 16: Dictatorships vs. democracies
Political upheavals, political violence, and political transitions
Tuesday, October 23: Political violence
Tuesday, October 30: Social movements
Thursday, November 1: Civil war
Political Economy and Development
Thursday, November 8: Political economy: the basics
Tuesday, November 13: The political economy of poverty
Thursday, November 15: Economic and political globalization
Area Studies: Some Examples of Comparative Work
Tuesday, November 27: Russia – A Politics of Ideology?
Thursday, November 29: South Africa – Race and Economy in the Rainbow Nation