polisci midterm

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polisci midterm
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2010-02-28 23:08:15
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  1. social and cultural
    group of ppl who feel strong affinity toward each other often based on a shared language or tradition
    nation
  2. legal
    geographical are w/in which single govt. has legal right to use force to enforce laws
    state
  3. legality, social, and cultural concepts become one
    nation-state
  4. govt. with a long history or an institutionalized style of decision-making
    regime
  5. belief that our nation is an important part of our lives
    something we should be willing to sacrifice for
    malleable
    nationalism
  6. state capacity
    • ability to implement w/in a society rules they have decided on
    • i.e., tax collection
  7. legitimacy
    • when other states/people recognize boundaries
    • general acceptance by the populace
    • by leaders of other states
  8. highly concentrated in:
    a single individual
    small group of ppl
    single political party
    institution
    use force to impose their wills
    authoritarian regimes
  9. democracy
    • free and fair elections
    • political parties free to organize
    • accountability
    • judiciary power independent from the executive
    • civilian govt. controls military as well as private power-holders
  10. space occupied by voluntary associations
    i.e., lawyers, doctors, trade unions, women's groups
    civil society

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