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Braunwarth POSC 120 Final Review

This is intended to be a guide for study, questions may appear on the final that do not appear on this list.  The exam will consist of a combination of essay and multiple choice questions.  The essay questions will provide you with opportunity to display your knowledge of a few of the assigned readings.  You may want to be able to share a few sentences about at least a few of these readings.

You will need to bring a DataLink 1200 form to the final.  These are available for sale in the Grossmont College bookstore

Readings:

Kesey, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
Milgram, “Perils of Obedience”
Maslow “Hierarchy of Needs”
Kohlberg, “Theory of Moral Development”  
Plato, “Allegory of the Cave”
Thoreau, "(excerpts from) On the Duty of Civil Disobedience"
Martin Luther King, "Letters from the Birmingham City Jail"
Parenti, "Capitalism's Self-Inflicted Apocalypse"
Reich, "Unjust Spoils"
Judt, "Ill Fares the Land"
Tanner, "Capitalism's Triumph" The National Review
Food, Inc.
film

Ch. 1

Realists and Idealists
Plato's Republic
Conceptual Frameworks
Utopias
Marx
Political Theories
Political Ideologies (be conversant in at least a couple specific ideologies)
Classical Liberalism
Social Democrats
Fascism
Politics defined
Political Technologies
Political Strategies
Politics as a Science
Political Activities
Aristotle
Babbie's Experiential and Agreement Realities

Ch. 2

Anarchy
Collective Security
Collective Action
Hobbes
Alliances
Locke
Rousseau
Coser
Group Conflict
Group Identification
Political Capital
“rally ‘round the flag effect”

Ch. 3

Realists and Idealists
Who Benefits?
the Panopticon and Panoptic control
Incorporation
Atomization
Peer Policing
Preference Falsification
Limitations on the use of Force
Legitimacy
Qaddafi
Revolutions as collective actions
Cross Cutting Cleavages

Ch. 4

Tragedy of the Commons
Enlightened Self Interest
Means of Production
Marxism
Adam Smith
Feudalism
Capitalism
Socialism

Ch. 5

Political Structures
Political Institutions
U.S. Separation of Powers
Madison
Hamilton
Political Culture
Aristotle
Monarchy
Republic
Federalism
Confederalism

Ch. 6

Head of Government
Head of State
Institutionalization
Hereditary Monarchies
St. Augustine
Machiavelli
Oligarchy
Presidential Systems
Parliamentary Systems
 

Ch. 7

Development of Legislatures
Roles of Legislatures
Unicameral and Bicameral
Trustee and Delegate
First-Past-the-Post (Plurality) Voting System
Geographic Representation
Two-Party Systems
Proportional Representation 
Ideological Representation
Multi-Party Systems
Shadow Governments
Filibuster
Gridlock
Divided Government
Unity Government
Immobilism

Ch. 8

Development of Bureaucracies
Max Weber and Bureaucracies
Elements of an ideal Bureaucracy
Wilson
Institutions with Bureaucracies
Anthony Downs
Authority Leakage
Iron Triangle
Agency Theory
Cockroach Theory

Ch. 9

Laws in Books v. Laws in Action
Roles of the Courts
Common Law
Natural Law
Positivist Jurisprudence
Sociological-Realist Jurisprudence
Civil Law
Religious Law
International Law
Injunctive Power of Courts
Trial, Appellate, and Constitutional Courts
Constitutional Law and Judicial Review

Ch. 10

Arrow’s Theorem
Athens
Direct Democracy
Referenda
Schumpeter
Winner-take-all, district elections with primaries
Two-Party Systems
Proportional Representation

Ch. 11

Mediated Reality
Experiential and Agreement Reality
Cognitive Frameworks
Framing
News as a Business
Emphases of news: conflict, sex, extraordinary, tragedy
Journalist Norms of Objectivity and Fairness
John Milton
Mutual Exploitation Model
Cockroach Theory of Politics

Ch. 12

Idealism
Realism
Anarchy
Core and the Periphery
Israel 1967 War
Balancing
Bandwagoning
Foreign Policy Analysis
Kant and the democratic peace
Hegemon
World Systems Theory
Constructivism

Ch. 14

Culture and Politics
Max Weber "The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism"
Agents of Socialization
Political Socialization
New Zealand Isolationism
Culture as a means of explaining political phenomena
The application of culture to political goals
Haka 
Cultural Ownership
New Zealand foreign policy

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