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Political Science 2211E Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Negative Income Tax, Compulsory Voting, Keynesian RevolutionExam

Political Science
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Political Science 2211E
Adam Harmes
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Political Science 2211 Midterm Exam Study Guide !
Week 1 : The Use of Marketing Techniques in Political Campaigns !
Minimum winning coalition
Triage, demographic coalition, geographic coalition
SWOT analysis
Air war and ground war
fundraising, candidate recruitment and use of volunteers in the local campaign
Role of polling in the local campaign
Candidate school
Sign team
Types of new campaign technology
Leader’s tours
Leader’s debates
Week 2: The Canadian Political System !
Components of the executive, legislative and judicial branches
Dierences between House of Commons and the Senate
The speaker
Cabinet ministers and parliamentary secretaries
Throne speech and budget speech
Stages of how a bill becomes a law
Definitions of redistricting and gerry wandering
Geographic and Political implications of gerrymandering
Purpose of mandatory voting
Mandatory voting in Australia
Ways to enforce mandatory voting
Week 3: The Free Market Approach to Economic Policy!
Role of Prices in a market economy
Hayek’s idea of the Great Society
Consumer sovereignty
People’s interests as consumers vs producers
The impact of protection producers from market forces/economic change
Key politician influenced by Milton Friedman
Friedman’s impact on inflation and unemployment policy by central banks
Friedman’s negative income tax
Friedman’s view on fixed exchange rates
Friedman’s most controversial association with a government
Week 4: The Interventionist Approach to Economic Policy!
Mixed Economy
The values stressed by progressive economics
Problems with free market economics identified by progressives
Assumptions and authors of the classic consensus
Dierences between early progressive economics and the Keynesian revolution
Keynesian consensus
Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society reforms
Rational expectations approach
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