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POL101Y1 Final: Political Science Conclusion Review

Political Science
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Jeffrey Kopstein
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Political Science Conclusion Review
3 hours, twenty multiple choices 2 points each and two essay question of four 60 points
lecture 1-6 war, cold war, international system, forced population movement,
democratization, eugenics
pursued the claim that human rights= (war, dispossession, expulsion, forced sterilization
and genocide)
reflect on this:
- what evidence was adduced?
- Think about causality
Length of essay: of two answers the same or roughly the same, strongly encourage
spend ¼ of time on each essay
Cite sources from particular author just put their name at end of sentence in brackets
Most of the exam come from lecture, but to do extremely well without readings.
War: what were the aims of the war? What made it unusual compared with other
conflicts? (WW2)
Cold war: think of it as a way of governing international politics. What sort of politics
was interpreted through the lens of cold war? What were the major theories of the cold
war? Orthodox and revisionist
International systems: what is the international system? What is the state? Who are the
key actors in international relations? How did and does the international system treat
minorities within the state
Forced population movement: what were they? Which of the expulsions was the most
brutal the most relatively humane? What did the major actors in each case want?
Democratization: what are the major theories of democratization? What forms of
violence preceded the emergency of democracy? What is the distinction between
electoral and substantive democracy? What are the linkages and leverages?
Eugenics: what is eugenics? What were its aims? On what did it depend as a theory?
Who supported eugenics? Which organization consistently opposed it?
Immigration, refugees, and multiculturalism
- Area of political science and public policy of enormous consequence for global
justie, for gloal politis, and for people’s lives
- What is immigration policy? Think of its constituent parts, what is refugee?
- What is the distinction between sociological and official multiculturalism?
- Does multiculturalism essentialize people?
- Is immigration unusually popular in Canada why so?
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