Semester 1, 2017

POLS1002 Exam Prep Notes

14 pages

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Each topic has definition and details of significance
- Anarchy
- Political Power : hard/ soft power, influence coercion and authority
- Political Science
- Government
- Polyarchy
- Politics
- Nationalism
- Citizenship : birth and blood
- Public goods: demand and supply, market failure
- Pure public goods, Rival public goods, Network public goods, Club goods, common goods, Private goods
- free rider, tragedy of commons
- collective action: size of group, common interest, trust, R=BxP-C+D
- voice, loyalty, exit
- game theory, Stag hunt, chicken, prisoners dilemma, nash equilibrium,
- community, empire
- multi level governance, multinational state
- The state
- sovereignty: Australia's division, popular, parliamentary
- Bicameralism
- Dictatorship, Totalitarianism, Democracy
- Rule of Law
- International order
- Parties: Cadre, Exogenous, Endogenous, Activist, Firm, Mass, Militant, Political
_ Convergence, incumbant advantage
- median voter, voters curve of preference and indifference
- Dispersion and Dominance criterion
- Absolute majority, A majority runoff, Pareto criterion, Relative majority, Simple majority, Qualified majority, Micro-mega rule, Proportional representation
- division of powers: Constitution, Confederal arrangement, Separation of powers
1. Legislative- makes the general laws of the land
2. Executive- proposes politics
3. Judicial- resolve conflicts
- Electoral college, Judicial independency
COMPARE AND CONTRAST - Details of each topic and similarities and differences
1. Democracy and Dictatorships
2. State and Nation
3. Unitary, Federal and Co-Federal
4 Advantages and disadvantages of Federalism
5. Presidential, Parliamentary, Semi-Presidential
6. Cabinet in Parliamentary, Presidential and Semi-Presidential
7. Premier- Presidential and Presidential - Parliamentary
8. Majority rule and proportional representation
9 Judicial influence: Australia vs America




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