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includes all the institutions that exercise power. a member of the state is not necessarily an elected person
the institutions and practices that typically endure from government to government, or in american terms, administration to administration
the theory that all life is interconnected and that we are not independent or autonomous actors
strong state
take on more responsibilities and generally carry them out more effectively than do weaker ones. The U.S. is a strong state, but not in comparative politics (the US does not implement policies quickly)
weak state
are less able to define and carry out policy goals
the policy of colonizing other countries- literally, establishing empires
political culture
the basic attitudes people have toward eachother, the state, and authority in essence culture reflects the impact of history on a society's beliefs
a formal document, referenced by the government when it wants to pass laws, issue regulations, control the police and so on
cold war
a rivalry between the superpowers from the end of world war II to the collapse of the soviet union
a psychological rather than institutional concept that refers to the cultural, linguistic, and other identities that tie people together. Common history, common launguage, self identification
a particular set of institutions and people authorized by formal documents such as the constitution. More formal then state power, government officials are elected
term used to describe how international economic, social, cultural and technological forces are affecting events inside individual countries