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PS 240 QUIZ 3
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In the most recent generation, ethnic civil war has become more common than war between states. (TRUE/FALSE?)
Which country officially allowed an independence referendum for one of its regions and promised to abide by the results?
UK ALLOWED A SCOTTISH REFERENDUM
Which of the following hypothetical regions is more likely to mobilize for independence from its country?
REGION C IS ON AN INTERNATIONAL BORDER, RICHER THAN THE REST OF THE COUNTRY, AND WITH AN ETHNIC IDENTITY DIFFERENT FROM THE MAJORITY OF THE COUNTRY
Because the Brexit referendum to leave the European Union passed in the United Kingdom, the Scottish public is now less interested in independence because Scotland was the region most opposed to the European Union.
Which of the following is something that Tarrow would consider as a social movement given his definition
A SUSTAINED WAVE OF PROTESTS AND CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE IN SUPPORT OF MORE POLITICAL RIGHTS
Horowitz fears that current approaches to designing institutions to mitigate ethnic conflict all have real problems. Which of the following is NOT one of his concerns?
It's hard to make inter-ethnic power-sharing agreements in the first place, and they tend to break down
If power-sharing does work, in the long term, it entrenches the ethnic divide in institutions rather than moderating it
Alternatives that encourage cooperation across ethnic lines are discouraged by politicians who fear that they will appear to be selling out their ethnic group.
ALL ARE CONCERNS FOR HIM
What dynamic does the following diagram represent? Sisyphus Effect <-- x --> Snowball Effect
THE TIPPING POINT
Identify all the answers that apply to "Blood diamonds"
They are called that because they help fund rebel military action.
Diamonds have been defined by the UN as a source of conflict
Part of the response has been the Kimberley process to certify non-conflict diamonds
Only A and B are true
ALL ARE TRUE
A situation in which people want political change, but would normally prefer to let others take the risks and do the protesting, would be called what by social scientists?
THE FREE RIDER PROBLEM
Partitioning a state to resolve ethnic tensions within it doesn't always work. For one thing, the new states still won't be ethnically pure, and will still have ethnic minorities. This has been called
THE RUSSIAN DOLL PROBLEM
Which is NOT true about ISIS?
IT HAS STUCK WITH ITS INITIAL GOALS AND TACTICS
In combating ISIS, Kadercan argues that we should not regard the group as a medieval fanatics to whom theological beliefs are all-important; we should focus more on their pragmatic leadership and its strategies. (TRUE/FALSE?)
The Abrahms article argues that terrorism has been a highly effective strategy of change pursued by rationally calculating strategic actors. (TRUE/FALSE?)
Venezuela's primary economic asset to earn foreign currency has been
Which of the following best describes the international role in responding to or trying to prevent recent genocides?
THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN POST-GENOCIDE
In this genocide, there was widespread killing including by many ordinary civilians in a very short period, spurred on by elite planning and radio broadcasts against a rival ethnic group. This best describes the genocide in
"Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of genocide?"
IT IS SPONTANEOUS
What is true of the Belfast agreement
IT PROVIDED FOR POWER SHARING BETWEEN THE CATHOLIC AND PROTESTANT POLITICAL PARTIES
Palet says that one way a small dictatorship can survive is to ally with autocratic neighbors. (TRUE/FALSE?)
The internet has been seen as a tool for democracy. But maybe not in China. By blocking serious political dissent or broad challenges, while responding on-line to local problems, the authoritarian Chinese government has been able to use the internet to convince many Chinese citizens that the government is responsive to their needs. (TRUE/FALSE?)
Waves of democratization tend to spread through neighboring countries in a region rather than pop up randomly around the globe. (TRUE/FALSE?)
Geddes study of different types of dictatorship show that the collapse of personalist dictatorships leads to the best chance to democratize (TRUE/FALSE?)
The most common background condition for genocide is war or regime collapse/instability
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