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POLITICS SELECTED KEY TERMS DEFINITIONS FOR FROM LECTURES FOR FINAL

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Winter 2011

Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOCA02H3
Professor
Malcolm Mac Kinnon
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Final

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POLITICS SELECTED KEY TERMS
DEFINITIONS
Patriarchy: a form of social organization in which a male is the head of the family and descent,
kinship, and title are traced through the male line.
Peerage: the body of peers of a country or state.
Codification: the act, process, or result of stating the rules and principles applicable in a given
legal order to one or more broad areas of life in this form of a code.
Impeach: to accuse (a public official) before an appropriate tribunal of misconduct in office.
Bureaucratic: of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a bureaucrat or a bureaucracy; arbitrary and
routine.
Utilitarian: pertaining to or consisting in utility.
Volatile: tending or threatening to break out into open violence; explosive: a volatile political
situation.
Diabolical: having the qualities of a devil; devilish; fiendish; outrageously wicked.
Mao Tse-tung: one of the leading communists of the last century. His theories on communism,
warfare and revolution have been extremely influential. He was also responsible for a
revolutionary program called The Great Leap Forward that cost the lives of 20 to 30 million
people.
Nelson Mandela: was South Africa's eleventh president and its first democratically elected
president. Before his election to the presidency, Nelson Mandela protested against apartheid by
leading the African National Congress (ANC).
Ghandi: a pre-eminent political and ideological leader of India during the Indian independence
movement.
Castro: a Cuban political leader and former communist revolutionary.
Che Gueverra: an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, intellectual, guerrilla
leader, diplomat and military theorist. A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, his stylized
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POLITICS SELECTED KEY TERMS DEFINITIONS Patriarchy: a form of social organization in which a male is the head of the family and descent, kinship, and title are traced through the male line. Peerage: the body of peers of a country or state. Codification: the act, process, or result of stating the rules and principles applicable in a given legal order to one or more broad areas of life in this form of a code. Impeach: to accuse (a public official) before an appropriate tribunal of misconduct in office. Bureaucratic: of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a bureaucrat or a bureaucracy; arbitrary and routine. Utilitarian: pertaining to or consisting inity. Volatile: tending or threatening to break out into open violence; explosive: a volatile political situation. Diabolical: having the qualities of a devil; devilish; fiendish; outrageously wicked. Mao Tse-tung: one of the leading communists of the last century. His theories on communism, warfare and revolution have been extremely influential. He was also responsible for a revolutionary program called The Great Leap Forward that cost the lives of 20 to 30 million people. Nelson Mandela: was South Africas eleventh president and its first democratically elected president. Before his election to the presidency, Nelson Mandela protested against apartheid by leading the African National Congress (ANC). Ghandi: a pre-eminent political and ideological leader of India during the Indian independence movement. Castro: a Cuban political leader and former communist revolutionary. Che Gueverra: an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, intellectual, guerrilla leader, diplomat and military theorist. A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, his stylized www.notesolution.com
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