introduction to comparative politics

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in the attachment you will find the material that you will write the essay from.

please don't use any outside sources.
the book name
introducing comparative politics
by orvis
edition: 3rd 14
publisher: cq
isbn: 9781452241524

part a: do one question from this section
1. globalization and development: globalization has transformed economic and political relationships
over the last 40 years. a) describe and explain the main features of globalization, and identify the main
consequences (both positive and negative) of this process. b) based on a comparison of china, india
and african countries, discuss the impact of globalization in the three cases: what policies have led some
states to be successful in achieving growth and development? c) what obstacles stand in the way of
each of these countries?
2. economic policy systems: types of political economy systems (e.g. welfare states, liberal market
economies, and developmental states) have different approaches to basic economic problems like taxes,
spending, trade and regulation. a) compare and contrast the economic policies of germany, brazil and
japan and identify their main differences. b) what are the basic features of health and social policies in
these three countries? c) what are the pros and cons of the ‘welfare state’ vs. the ‘developmental state’
approaches to economic policy?
part b: do one question from this section
3. political institutions: institutions have important effects on politics in democracies. using a
comparison of india and brazil, discuss the impact of the combination of political institutions (i.e. federal
vs. unitary, and parliamentary vs. presidential system). a) what factors affect the power of the executives
(prime ministers and presidents) in each country? b) how are elected officials held accountable in each
country? c) how do differences in the number of veto points affect how policy is made in each country?
4. elections and parties: election rules explain a range of important political outcomes. a) describe the
main elements of the ‘simple majority/first past the post’ and ‘proportional representation’ election
systems. b) compare and contrast the election systems in the uk and brazil in order to discuss the
effects (positive and negative) of the election system in each country. c) what would be the pros and
cons of adopting each election system in a newly democratic country (discuss both systems)?

general instructions:
 complete two questions: one from part a, and one from part b
 format: essays must be double-spaced; use 12 point fonts; use 1-inch margins
 each essay should be not less than 4-5 double spaced pages
 answer each question completely: all parts of each question are equally important. answer
each essay question in separate essays: do not combine your responses into one essay
 use all of the relevant readings/course material: drogus/orvis, articles, notes. do not use
material from any other source: use the material assigned/required for this course.
 provide author/page citations to demonstrate your familiarity with the assigned readings. use
the system of citation with which you are most familiar
 add a separate title page with your name.=
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