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POL S235 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: Observational Error, Inductive Reasoning, Deductive Reasoning

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General explications for of how empirical phenomena operate along a range of cases. Theory: a general set of explanations about some speci able empiric
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POL S235 Chapter Notes - Chapter 10: Supermajority, Public Health Insurance Option, Populism

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Executive: the branch of government, or the individual(s) at the top of that branch, that executes or administers policies and laws in a country. Role
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POL S235 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Comparative Politics, Amylase, Operationalization

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Asking why is the core of comparative politics or about cause and e ect but are also interested in normative questions of what is right and wrong. Comp
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POL S235 Chapter Notes - Chapter 6: Direct Democracy, Bourgeoisie, Republic

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Democracy: ruled by the people that signified rights and liberties for citizens and civil liberties such as freedom of speech. Political rights: rights
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POL S235 Chapter Notes - Chapter 8: Sharia, Parliamentary Sovereignty, Constitutionalism

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Institution: social or political structure or set of practices including government organizations, that shapes the behavior of individuals and groups.
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POL S235 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4: Market Economy, Gross National Income, Purchasing Power Parity

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Gross domestic product: total value of goods and services produced in a given territory, per capital gdp is divided by the population. Gross national i
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POL S235 Chapter Notes - Chapter 11: Tactical Voting, Corporatism, Party System

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Political parties: a political organization that seeks to influence policy, typically by getting candidates and members elected or appointed to public
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POL S235 Chapter Notes - Chapter 7: Failed State, Foal, Illiberal Democracy

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Zimbabwe as a failed nation that turned to authoritarianism . Later did some murdering of innocents , not good stuff. Centre on the individual vs the c
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POL S235 Chapter Notes - Chapter 9: Indirect Election, Gerrymandering, Instant-Runoff Voting

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POL S235 Chapter 8: Chapter 8- Consitutions and Consitutional Design

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Institution: social or political structure or set of practices including government organizations, that shapes the behavior of individuals and groups.
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POL S235 Chapter Notes - Chapter 3: Extortion, Public Land, Institutional Theory

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State: the most important form of political organization in modern politics, ideally is characterized by central control of the use of force. bureaucra
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POL S235 Chapter Notes - Chapter 5: Gross National Happiness, Comparative Politics, Free Market

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Development: the process by which a society changes or advances, measured in terms of economic growth or sometimes quality of life, standard of living,
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