POL2104 FINALSTUDY GUIDE
April 22, 2014
The following six questions will appear on the exam's short answer section. Students will be
required to answer all six of them. Students may draw on the readings, lectures, and
discussions for their answers. Each short answer will be worth 5 marks.
a) Although the sovereign state is a European political invention, it nonetheless spread around
the world to become the dominant institutional form of political rule. What factors
contributed to the spread of the sovereign state?
b) Explain how constitutional disputes are settled under (1) judicial review and (2) a
constitutional court system.
c) The varieties of capitalism (VOC) approach to political economy focuses on the effects that
institutions have on firms’behavior.As such,