[Political Science 1020E] - Midterm Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam (23 pages long!)

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Western University
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Political Science
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Political Science 1020E
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Western
Political Science 1020E
MIDTERM EXAM
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Lecture 1
UWO Political Science 1020E Term 2 Lecture 1
The State:
“tates hae’t alas eisted
Rival forms of the state: cities, traditional kingdoms, empires
State model proves itself to be superior after 1500, it establishes itself as
relevant and useful and better than the other models
State model succeeds in establishing itself to the extent that states become
universal
Will we always have states?
Defining the State:
Hegelian Idealism:
Development:
Fail: Partiular altruis; I are deepl for my family
members in particular
Ciil soiet: Uiersal egois; I iterat ith the roader
world in pursue of my own interests
“tate: Uiersal altruis; the etire soiet is ared for 
the state
The state is the end of history
Woodrow Wilson was a State Idealist
Functionalism:
State functions as a provider of structure and stability
So then, what threatens order?
Marxist: Class conflict the state functions to resolve class conflict
The Marxist view is too loose because this would then
encompass anything that functions in that way
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Organizational Approach:
Sate as specific set of institutions: bureaucracy, military, police,
court, etc.
Why treat these olletiel as the state?
After Hegel, political scientists rejected the concept as abstract,
unnecessary
5 Key Features of the State:
1. The state is sovereign
2. “tate istitutios are reogizal public
3. The state is an exercise of legitimation
4. The state is an instrument of domination
5. The state is a territorial association
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P o l i t i c a l s c i e n c e 1 0 2 0 e. Uwo political science 1020e term 2 lecture 1. Rival forms of the state: cities, traditional kingdoms, empires. State model proves itself to be superior after 1500, it establishes itself as relevant and useful and better than the other models. State model succeeds in establishing itself to the extent that states become universal. Fa(cid:373)il(cid:455): (cid:862)parti(cid:272)ular altruis(cid:373)(cid:863); i (cid:272)are deepl(cid:455) for my family members in particular. Ci(cid:448)il so(cid:272)iet(cid:455): (cid:862)u(cid:374)i(cid:448)ersal egois(cid:373)(cid:863); i i(cid:374)tera(cid:272)t (cid:449)ith the (cid:271)roader world in pursue of my own interests. Tate: (cid:862)u(cid:374)i(cid:448)ersal altruis(cid:373)(cid:863); the e(cid:374)tire so(cid:272)iet(cid:455) is (cid:272)ared for (cid:271)(cid:455) the state. The state is the end of history. State functions as a provider of structure and stability. Marxist: class conflict the state functions to resolve class conflict. The marxist view is too loose because this would then encompass anything that functions in that way.