Political Science 1020E Study Guide - Comparative Politics, Sharia, Theocracy

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Poli Sci Review
Comparative Politics
Comparison is involved, we need to know what is similar between things
or different
Look at definitions in the textbook they are concise and important.
Patterns, what patterns are noticed in political participation etc.
Relationships
What are the different approaches, the ideas in political science come
from theoretical approaches. Know the different approached and the
ideas related to them.
Remember the key thinkers. Those that come up in the book and in the
textbook. E.g. (Weber, Hegel, Von Rank)
Theoretical Approaches
What are all the theoretical approaches, what are their names?
What do each of them focus on and analyze?
How do they understand politics?
Research Strategies
Define each approach and know the basis of each approach. Why would
we do it this way e.ge case study is very in-depth
HOW would we carry out each of these strategies.
What is the connection of research strategies to comparative
politics?
The State
What were the key events in terms of the state? What about the formation
of the state.
The key processes of each event.
Types of state, know definition.
Democracy
Types of democracy
What are the patterns within democracy?
The “visions” from each form of democracy. How do people in each type
of democracy see the world? How do they conceptualize it?
Authoritarian rule
The different types of authoritarian rule e.g. theocracy
Key features of each type of authoritarian rule
Patterns
Political Participation
What is political participation
How does the type of state affect the amount/type of political
participation
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Comparison is involved, we need to know what is similar between things or different. Look at definitions in the textbook they are concise and important. Patterns, what patterns are noticed in political participation etc. What are the different approaches, the ideas in political science come from theoretical approaches. Know the different approached and the ideas related to them. Those that come up in the book and in the textbook. Define each approach and know the basis of each approach. Why would we do it this way e. ge case study is very in-depth. How would we carry out each of these strategies. The visions from each form of democracy. The different types of authoritarian rule e. g. theocracy. Key features of each type of authoritarian rule. How does the type of state affect the amount/type of political participation. Patterns: how is it done in different states. What makes a certain type of party (cadre, niche etc. )

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