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Who was the dictator killed in the Libyan civil war?
Interest groups can best be defined as:
Organizations of people who attempt to influence public opinion and government officials
Which of the following is noted by the authors as an example of high urbanization?
All of the above
Which of the following is NOT true of politics?
It is unimportant
What term do the authors use for movements by people to uphold, defend, and preserve age-old religious traditions and values?
Who was the leader of Iraq from 1979-2003?
The British thinker Thomas Hobbes imagined that the state of nature as
An existence that would make "life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short."
Anarchists believe which of the following?
That government should not exist at all
What is a failed state?
A state in which there are serious questions about government legitimacy and its ability to provide order
Abraham H. Maslow's ideas about human beings can best be summarized with which of the following statements?
The values of people are rooted in a hierarchy of human needs.
Over 1.82 million people die every year from intestinal diseases because of a lack of access to
clean potable water
In the seventeenth century England, James Harrington argued that political power rests upon...
The values, attitudes, habits, and behavior patterns are important to understanding a country refers to the idea of:
Politics contested over what is the best interest of a community as a whole is which type of politics?
Which of the following terms refers to the limit of Earth to support human population?
Why are concepts such as race, religion, ethnicity, and identity important in politics?
they affect how people think of themselves, and others, and thus this affects political behavior and government policies.
Population projections assert that the world's population will reach which of the following levels by the year 2025?
9 billion people
The Eastern European country that broke apart into multiple countries due to ethnic conflict was:
One reason for organized violence in states as they enter an intermediate level of development, especially with urbanization (people move from rural areas to cities) is that
b. They go through economic and political transformations that alter society
c. People see more clearly the gap in life style between the rich and poor
Based on the criteria for a state, UTEP should not be considered a sovereign state (country) because?
It lacks recognition by foreign states
A zero-sum game occurs when....
One actor's gain is directly another actor's loss
Which of the following is an example of a Public Good?
Roads and other infrastructure
Which of the following is high on the hierarchy of human needs (less basic after other needs are satisfied)?
Which region of the world has the largest population?
Which of the following is NOT true about politics?
Politics involves harmony between people?
Niccoli Machiavelli wrote during which era?
Which of the following help people understand politics, recruit candidates for office, and translate elections into government action in democracies?
The idea that political power is distributed between localities and a central government is called:
Which of the following historical figures employed the strategy of civil disobedience?
What is meant by the political game of lion and the fox is:
Machiavelli's advice to leaders on how to govern
In states where political parties are responsible for filling most or all jobs in government bureaucracy, including those below cabinet positions and heads of agencies, this is called which type of system?
A patronage system
According to St. Thomas Aquinas, what type of law is revealed to man through scripture?
Which form of government does Aristotle theorize to be the best form of government?
Which of the following is an example of a government executive?
Which conception of justice best explains ancient political theory/philosophy?
Justice is based on what is good for society
In 2000, Mexican politics was transformed with the election of Vicente Fox, who was the leader of which political party?
the People's Action Party (PAN)
The values, attitudes, habits, behavior patterns are important to understanding a country refers to the idea of:
What is St. Augustine's conception of justice on earth?
People should understand that only heaven is perfect, and the world is flawed, so we should not worry too much about perfecting government or law on earth
In which form of government do we often find the strongest, most powerful bureaucracy?
According to Max Weber, modern bureaucracies are:
Rational, efficient, and impartial
Which is NOT a part of Plato's political philosophy?
People form a social contract to escape the insecure state of nature
What is the name of the British legislature?
Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of parliamentary system?
Elections are held at fixed terms
Who is the Head of State of the United Kingdom?
Queen Elizabeth II
What is Machiavelli's preferred type of government once a country/land is stable?
According to St. Thomas Aquinas, what type of law is revealed to man through the ability to reason?
Which of the following is NOT a key function of courts, especially in democracies?
Representing the people
Politics that is contested over what is in the best interest of a community as a whole is which type of politics?
Which concept best explains why political parties that lose elections in stable democracies rarely accuse the victors of fraud and instead continue to respect the democratic process?
In which country would a proletarian revolution be unlikely according to Marx?
What was the world's first large modern republic?
Which political thinker is most associated with libertarianism?
John Stuart Mill
Which of the following is NOT an operative ideal of liberal democracy?
Government by a wise elite
Which of the following ideas was a contribution to liberal democracy by the Protestant Reformation?
Freedom of individuals to find God on their own
Which of the following was the most serious problem facing Mao Zedong as he implemented communist ideas in China?
the agricultural nature of China's economy
Which two groups promote laissez-faire economics (less intervention into the economy by the state)?
conservatives and libertarians
Which term best explains a belief in human EQUALITY, especially relating to social, political, and economic privileges?
Thomas Hobbes theorized that people from a social contract to achieve what end?
to escape the perfect freedom of the state of nature and thus preserve themselves
The Cultural Revolution occurred in which country?
Who of the following is NOT one of the dead, crusty white guys featured in our discussion of liberal democracy?
Which of the following was NOT a source of democratic socialist thinking, according to the authors?
Which of the following does NOT describe Marx's conception of the communist utopia?
The state governments of the world (Nation-states) are peaceful with each other
Which ideological group generally tends to favor government intervention in economic affairs?
Which of the following is NOT a central aspect of democratic socialist thought?
The need for violent revolution
Which of the following problems is a tension within democracies that affects freedom?
The reduction in freedom for security purposes, such as anti-terrorism measures
The rise of democracy coincided with...
Capitalism and Nationalism and Nation-states
Which thinker is most associated with modern conservatism?
Conservative critics of liberal democracy claim which of the following?
Liberal democracy has too many governmental controls (government is too strong).
Dictatorship of the proletariat means that:
the workers rule
Who of the following is NOT a social contract theorist?
Which liberal political thinker stresses that private property is central to the conception of liberty?
John Locke theorized that individual, inalienable natural rights include?
Life, Liberty, and property
Which type of political system has been established peacefully?
Social democracy by numerous leaders
Which of the following political thinkers argues that a world in which all states would be liberal republics would be one in a state of perpetual peace?
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