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McGill University
Political Science
POLI 227
Rex Brynen

POLI 227 – Lecture Notes March 18, 2013 Exam Preparation Format -section 1: do two (worth 12.5% each)  essay  essay  short IDs -section 2: do one (worth 10%)  essay  essay -section 2 is usually focused on conferences -questions should require you to integrate information from different places -covers ALL course material  readings  lectures  conferences  before and after midterm -use examples, where useful and appropriate -but a bad example is the best way of showing you don’t know what you’re talking about -almost always a question about a fictional country -these questions can be a good opportunity to show off knowledge across the range of the course Before the exam -summarize readings -summarize/organize notes -review old exams (via library) -prepare possible questions  use course headings as guide to possible questions -practice answers (in point form) -study groups? During the exam -be on time -bring pens, ID card, watch, etc -allocate time based on value  section 1: about 65 minutes each  section 2: about 50 minutes -writing the exam at Cineplex (…) -there will be little desks available -when you know where your exam is, make sure you’re certain where that room is -probably no clock in the Cineplex; bring a watch  important tool for exam writing -amount expected to be written on exam is amount you can be reasonably expected to write in the time you have -draw up an essay plan  be sure to address all of the components of the question  logical flow/sequence  may need to integrate material from multiple sources (readings, lectures, conferences)  check the clock  write neatly -hypotheticals The Military in (and out of) politics Once in power… -anti-politics vs. politics -political performance -economic performance -can we draw generalities about what militaries do once they have political power? -initially when the military seizes power people might be scared so there won’t be many political demands -but eventually the military has to start making decisions -society’s issues can’t be kept away indefinitely by threat of force -so military faces a choice about whether or not they want to keep governing  or was it just a temporary corrective measure? Human rights abuse -human rights protection tends to be weaker in military regimes -after all, military have almost always seized power through unconstitutional means -generally, military regimes don’t have a good track record for recognizing human rights Economic growth -no evidence that military regimes do particularly well in this sense -further discussion of what military regimes might/might not do in power Once in power -the choice…  to build structures for long-term military rule (“institutionalization”)?  to hand over to civilian rule (“abdicate”)? Staying (or going) -how does the military view civil-military relations? -is it agreed on withdrawal -will its interests be protected? -are there internal or external pressures to “return to the barracks”? -is there a civilian structure/leadership that power can be handed to? -sometimes they will only reluctantly intervene -military doesn’t always see itself as having an appropriate political rule -Turkey
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