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21 Cards in this Set

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The psychological ability of leaders to get others to obey them.
Blood lineage (common ancestry), Heritage, Language, Ancestral (ethnic ), and territory
Ethnic Group
Peoples who previously identified with a tribe, region or other sub-national group must come to view themselves as citizens of the nation. etc.
Identity Crisis
ensure “genuine elections.”
Elections Monitors
occurs when the borders of a state and nation closely coincide….this would create a perfect ethno-territorial nation-state with an ethnically homogeneous population!
Perfect Nation-State (and examples)
The nation must ensure that all of the population obey its laws. • Governments usually establish law and order in the capital first and then gradually gain control over outer areas of the nation. etc Afghanistan, columbia.
Crisis of Penetration
A regime governed by a small group (party, dictator, or army), that minimizes popular input. • Does not attempt to control everything.
Describes a modern regime in which the state regulates nearly every aspect of public and private behavior. One party holds all political, military, economic and judicial power. revolves around a “cult of personality.”
People do not rule directly, but through elected, accountable representatives. Citizens have regular constitutional opportunities for changing governing officials. Largest possible part of the population has opportunity to participate.
Representative Democracy
The deliberate withdrawal, or threat of withdrawal, of customary trade, financial or diplomatic relations. denial of foreign assistance, loans or
investments, restrictions on particular imports or exports, military sanctions/weapons.
Sanctions (Sticks)
Transfers of positively valued resources (such as money or technology) from one actor to another in hopes of altering the behavior of the recipient. etc. Economic, developmental or humanitarian aid.
Incentives (Carrots)
Citizenship in a state regardless of that state’s ethnic composition. etc. United States, Britain, India. Does'nt need a common language
Civic-Territorial Nation
The art of conducting negotiations between representatives of groups or nations on matters such as: peace-making, culture, economics, trade, and war.
The use of armed force in the aftermath of a conflict to underpin an enduring transition to democracy. etc. Iraq (US effort), East Timor (UN effort), Bosnia (NATO effort), Afghanistan (US effort), Liberia (UN effort).
The New Concept of Nation Building (and examples)
Explain the concept of a free press. Compare/contrast the role of a free press in democracies versus totalitarian states.
1 of the 9 characters of Representattive democracy. Mass media keeps rulers responsive to public demands, provides facts to citizens, and raises public awareness. A democracy cannot exist without a free press.
What is a Liberal Democracy? Provide at least one example and discuss.
citizens have the right to vote and elect a party, elected reps make laws thats moderated by a constitution, rights and freedom of individuals, and freedom of speec, religion and assembly. good example of that is the U.S.A.
What is foreign policy? Give three examples of the “behaviors” that states seek to alter through their foreign policies.
A set of political goals that seeks to outline how a particular country will interact with other countries in the world. 3 examples are - Support for terrorism, The environment, and Human rights.
Give ONE example as to why EITHER economics or geography is relevant to the study of political science and EXPLAIN.
Decision to adopt the euro was a political choice and had political implications for all participating countries. economic development as a basis for democracy. Few poor countries are democratic?
Explain the concept of sovereignty and discuss one state’s issues or experiences with the concept
Sovereignty is national control over a country’s territory. A state has internal and external sovereignty over a definite territory. Amies protect bordes by checking visas. ability to enter into international engagements with another state, is key to state sovereignty
Explain the Right to Dissent and Disobedience and discuss how either M.K. Gandhi or M.L. King used the concept to his advantage.
People must have the right to resist government commands they see as wrong or unreasonable. Civil Disobedience: the nonviolent breaking of an unjust law to serve a higher principle.
M.K. Gandhi, M.L. King, Jr. used non-voilent protest for the public and their beleifs.
Discuss ONE of these stories that we have been following in class and explain why it is relevant to political science, international relations, this class, you, etc. Please only discuss one topic. (1 question = 14 points). I'll take The genocide in the Sudan because
The government of Sudan is killing off a certain race just because of their religion. That is relevant to politics because of the government involvement into the slayings. This looks like history repeating itself with what happend to Rwanda years ago.