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PLSC3 Final Review Questions For the Final examination to be held on May 2 nd, you will be tested according to the following scheme. Part 1: Multiple-choice Questions (50%) You will be given 25 multiple-choice questions. Each will account for 2% of your grade for this examination. Refer to the key terms in the back page. Part 2: Essay Questions (50%) You will be given 3 of the following 7 questions, and be asked to answer 2 of them in essay form. Each will account for 25% of your grade for this examination. 1. In terms of geographic distribution of governmental power, most of contemporary world’s states are either federal or unitary systems. Discuss the differences between a federal and a unitary system. What are the advantages of one system when compared to the other, and vice versa? 2. Why is symbolic performance (as political function) important? How can it be manipulated? 3. How might some people argue that prime minister in UK is more powerful than president of the United States? 4. It is often said that France has a dual executive; what are the components of this duo? What are the powers and responsibilities of each? Has this changed over the year? How does the political composition of the National Assembly and Presidency affect the power enjoyed by each of these individuals? 5. Assume that new Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has named you his chief advisor for domestic affairs. Prepare a brief memorandum in which you identify and discuss the three most important actions that his government should take in during his early years in office in order to make China a more just and prosperous nation. 6. Discuss and analyze the film Central Station from the standpoint of public services provided by Brazilian government. What does it tell you about how politics does (or does not) impact on the lives of the poor and the working classes in Brazil? 7. Discuss why Iran’s isolation and its multiple decision-making centers limit its role as an international actor. * Special Office Hour before the Final Exam On May 1 st (Sunday), I will be at at Pattee Library #W 124 Knowledge Commons between 6:00PM and 7:20PM. You are welcomed to drop by for any question. Decision rules Distribution (as a political function) Higher civil service Impeachment Judicial review Indirect taxes Political outcomes Symbolic policies Backbencher (UK) British Commonwealth Devolution House of Lords Quangos Unwritten Constitution Whitehall Blocked vote Constitutional Council Grands corps Marine Le Pen Cohabitation Gaullist party Two-ballot system Brazil cost (Brazil) coronelismo favelas MERCOSUR Movement of Landless Rural Workers (MST) Brazilian public policies depicted in the film “Central Station” Provisional measures Real Plan Workers’ Party (PT) Luis Inaco Lula da Silva (“Lula”) Assembly of Experts (Iran) Council of Guardians Expediency Council Khatami, Mohammad Majles Mossadegh, Mohammad Multiple power centers Pasdaran (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps) Rentier states Shari’a Deng Xiaoping (China) National People’s Congress One-child family policy “One country, two systems” People’s Liberation Army Politburo Taiwan Tiananmen massacre

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