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Department
Political Science
Course
POLS 2940
Professor
Glenn Goshulak
Semester
Fall

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Theories - What is a theory? o Ideas connection to action o Proposed for someone and for some purpose o Contained in a historical context  They emerge as a result of something o Attempt to make reality clearer - What does a theory do? o Explain motivations o Understand why the issues emerged  Examine causal factors o Predict the future  Possible outcomes  What variables had a hand in creating these circumstances  What variables can be changed in the future  Comparisons between outcomes o Prescribe what should be done next  Ask normative questions - What are
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