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political activity seen as an interrelated system in which inputs stemming from demands and support from individuals and groups lead to outputs or policies and a continuing feedback process
systems theory
political systems understood as requiring similar functions performed by political structures of different kinds
structural functionalism
use of rigorous methods in concept formation and quantitative testing
behavioralism
individuals and groups seen as maximizing rational utility in politics
rational choice
detailed or "thick" description and comparison of political institutions
institutional analysis
comparing political variables across countries in different settings and different times
statistical analysis
ongoing process of modernization viewed in different ways
political development
developing countries, especially in Latin America, explained by dependence on actions of advanced industrial countries
dependency theory
attitudes of citizens to politics and political personalities
political culture
divisions resulting from differences in class, religion, ethnicity, territory, nationality, tribe
political cleavages
impact of international factors, information, and communications developments on political action
globalization
participatory way and non-participatory- whether people involved in government or not
political culture
how well developed institutions are in the country
political development
political party that represents traditional interests
traditional party
political party that represents people who make up tat party
representative party
political party that is revolutionary. Tries to mobilize people for a certain task
mobilizing party