derived from Karl Marx, advocating class war and leading to a society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs.
The control of a state or organization by large interest groups.
sovereignty is lodged in the assembly of all citizens who choose to participate
A form of society in which minority groups maintain their independent cultural traditions
government in which its ruled in the name of God or a god
regime of enforcing strict obedience to authority at the expense of personal freedom
That arena of social life outside the state and the family (i.e. mainly voluntary organisations and civic associations) that permits individuals to associate freely and independently of state regulation.
a structure within a society that connects the people to the government
A system of government in which the power to make and executelaws is held by a parliament.
system of government where an executive branch exists and presides separately from the legislature.
a group of advisers to a ruler or politician
A large estate or plantation with a dwelling house
A factory in Mexico run by a foreign company and exporting its products to the country of that company
Having some political authority and serving the state indirectly
The six-year term of a Mexican president.
building and maintaining of colonies in one territory by people from another territory.
The process of transforming an institution to conform to democratic norms
A development policy requiring that the governments which receive development aid must make certain changes to their economic and political practices
What are some of the effects of non-reelections in Mexican politics?
Increases the importance of career bureaucrats.
What is the importance of Nigeria's constitution to its political system?
It's always changing.
How was the PRI able to dominate Mexican politics for more than fifty years?
Why has political conflict taken place within the Communist Party?
Dissension outside party is dealt with harshly.
Why have critics regarded Iranian elections as undemocratic?
Rule of the Guardian Council
What is the best description of the political regime governing Mexico during most of the 20th century?
What is significant about the Presidential elections of 2000 and 2006 in Mexico?
PRI didn't win - more transparent than other elections
What is an effect of a vast majority of Mexicans being Roman Catholic (politically speaking)?
Religion has a firm role in politics
Which group resolves policymaking conflicts between different institutions of the Iranian government?
What was the Zapatista movement based upon?
Amerindians - rights and fair treatment
The most important division within the Mexican elite during the last few decades has been?
Technicos v. politicos
What current economic and political policies are being implemented in China?
SEZ - relaxed politics
Who (whom) provides a check on the Supreme Leader in Iran?
What has been the biggest obstacle in establishing a successful regime in Nigeria?
Many ethnic groups
Which institution in Mexico is most comparable to the British House of Commons?
Chamber of Deputies
Which country (of the ones studied this year) does NOT export oil?
Before 2000, what was the political route to the presidency in Mexico centered on?
Nigeria's political party system can best be described as what type of system?
Constantly changing - multiparty
What are the social cleavages in Mexico's regions?
South Farmers- PRI
Of the countries that we have studied, which has the most significant progress towards democracy in the last 15 years?
In Iran, who has the primary responsibility of ensuring that government policies conform to Islam?
What type of voters would have most likely supported the PRI candidate for president in 2000?
Southern with little education
What are the main political views of the PRD in Mexico?
How have democratic reforms been enacted in China?
Elections at the local level
What are the main political views of the PAN in Mexico?
More government involvement
What are the political similarities between Mexico and China?
Mexico- the military is not nearly as important as it is in China
How does the division of power operate in Mexico?
Which of the following countries has a bicameral national legislature? China, Iran, Mexico or Nigeria
Mexico and Nigeria
How does judicial review operate in Nigeria?
Only a check since 1999
What are some reasons for the low legitimacy in Iran?
Clerics still control the government
Where does formal authority reside in China?
National People's Congress
What is true of Islam in the political systems of Nigeria and Iran?
Iran - Sharia law is the force behind political law