Midterm October 29 , 2012 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Politics: An Introduction
Section One: Key Terms (45 minutes)
• 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
• Provide examples
Failed State Failure to control legitimate use of violence. Characteristics; 4 characteristics: (above),
erosion of legitimacy of the state or lack of consensus, inability to provide basic public services; roads or
parliament, inability to interact with other states of the world.
Transition to Democracy
Def., different types of transition to democracy (imposit