There won’t be a lecture afterwards
Divided in two sections, each worth 50% (plan your time accordingly)
Part A: Key Terms. Pick 4 out of 8 (of the ones given out at beginning of class)
Part B: Pick one out of three
All questions draw on what we have seen since the beginning of the year, although there is no need to
study first lecture
Based on lectures and assigned readings
All taken from key terms presented at the beginning of the lecture.
Define and discuss significance (11.25 mins each)
Present the definition presented in the lecture or in Mintz et al.
Present the different dimensions/ aspects of this concept
Ex Transition to Democracy
Def., different types of transition to democracy (imposition revolution, pact) and examples (Germany
and japan for imposition; France for Revolution; South Africa or Chile for pact)
Why does it matter? etc. (29)
Part B: ESSAY
The questions will be fairly broad. Part of your challenge is to bring different material from the lectures
for the readings.
Should present an argument/ thesis in your intro.
Example: I will argue that…. Try to organize your argument in different sections
Define key concepts. For example, if the question is about consolidation of democracy you should tell us
what that is.
If irrelevant try to make ref. to the readings
Ex. “Interestingly Larry Diamond points to growing importance of hybrid regimes
Part A: complete key terms by reading over the beginning of the slides at every study session
Part B: Narrow down essay topics, speak with Turgeon and study guides,
Reread Material: Make Notes
Above all focus on what you enjoy The State Ma