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chapter 1 vocabulary

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sovereignty The ability of states to carry out actions or policies within a territory independently of external or internal forces
politics the struggle in a group for power to make decisions for the larger group
comparative politics the study of the struggle of politics across two or more countries
institutions organizations or activities that are self-perpetuating and valued for their own sake.
homogenization of the world refers to the nations of the world becoming more similar in politics, cultures, economies, etc
comparative method looking for the differences and similarities in politics
quantitative method using data and statistics to compare countries
qualitative method comparing countries by understanding their histories and cultures
Niccolo Machiavelli first modern poltical scientist to compare governments
Aristotle father of the study of politics
Thomas Hobbes Philosopher who believed that people surrendered certain liberties in order to achieve order in society
John Locke Political philosopher who argued that private property is essential to individual freedom and prosperity
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Philosopher who argued that people had certain rights that could not be taken away by the state. Wrote the Social Contract.
Karl Marx Wrote Das Kapital in which he predicted the downfall of capitalism. His theories were the foundations of modern communism
freedom & equality politics is the struggle between individual freedom and collective equality
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