Political Science 2211E Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Negative Income Tax, Compulsory Voting, Keynesian RevolutionExam
Course CodePolitical Science 2211E
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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
Air war and ground war
fundraising, candidate recruitment and use of volunteers in the local campaign
Role of polling in the local campaign
Types of new campaign technology
Week 2: The Canadian Political System !
Components of the executive, legislative and judicial branches
Diﬀerences between House of Commons and the Senate
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
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!
The values stressed by progressive economics
Problems with free market economics identiﬁed by progressives
Assumptions and authors of the classic consensus
Diﬀerences between early progressive economics and the Keynesian revolution
Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society reforms
Rational expectations approach
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