Midterm 1- deck 1
- University of Wisconsin - Madison
- Political Science
- Political Science 106
- Midterm 1- deck 1
Last Modified: 2011-07-02
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pro: good for covering many nations, allows for wide comparisons
con: not in depth, does not show whole picture which may lead to misperception
pro: lends much fuller picture of a nation/state, allows for conclusions to be drawn from a strong foundation
con: research much more demanding, language barriers, time consuming, only allows for limited number of examinations --> limits possible comparisons.
• State borders not precisely defined
• Broader range of authority only vaguely defined
• Armies did not represent broader authority
• No common legal system
• No “nations”
• Need for people and goods to quickly move across large territories
2. Warfare became more costly
• Rulers needed more revenues from subjects
3. 1648 Peace of Westphalia
• Beginning of sovereignty: rulers of states were able to determine the religion of their own lands
• Increased trade and mobility led to the homogenization of people in state territories
• Printing presses and mass education led to the standardization of language
• End result: the nation becomes a mass concept; mass citizenship emerges
regime= type of government system occupying the state (i.e. democracy, autocracy, monarchy)
Gov't= individual actors in leadership positions at any given time
civil society= non gov't actors (INGOs, CO's) citizenry
weak state= cannot execute such tasks very well
failed states= collapse of structures, total loss of power (afghanistan prior to 2001, somalia)
• Infringement: UN, EU, Human rights, Environmental activists infringe on member states
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