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AEPA: Comparative Government - Chapter Summary
Establish your grasp of the powers that the British prime minister has, along with how Congress and Parliament differ in this chapter. Additionally, this chapter prepares you for any AEPA comparative government items involving:
- The profile of an absolute monarchy
- The major kinds of traditional governments
- Unitary and federal constitutional government styles
- State powers and the effects of state traditions on government
- Pros and cons of two-party and multi-party government systems
- The three major social power theories
You can use the handy video tags to rewatch any particular segments as you see fit. Take the practice quizzes that go with each lesson to gauge how you'd do on similar test questions.
AEPA: Comparative Government Chapter Objectives
The purpose of the AEPA Political Science/American Government exam is to evaluate whether an individual is qualified to teach the subject in the state of Arizona. Questions appearing on the exam about comparative government will ask you to select your response from several options. Comparative government exam content will come from the test's second subarea that accounts for 21% of the test. All questions are multiple-choice.
1. Traditional Types of Government: Definitions, Strengths & Weaknesses
In this lesson, we will explore several traditional types of government. We will define each type and take a close look at its strengths and weaknesses.
2. Forms of Government: Monarchy, Democracy, Oligarchy & More
The governance of nations differs significantly based on who has power. This lesson will differentiate five forms of government: monarchy, democracy, oligarchy, authoritarianism, and totalitarianism.
3. Absolute Monarchy: Definition, Characteristics & Examples
During the 17th century, Europe experienced economics crises, religious wars, and civil unrest. Absolute monarchy was but one response to the search for a more ordered society. In this lesson, learn the definition, characteristics and prime historic examples of absolutism.
4. Unitary, Confederal & Federal Governments
This lesson compares three systems of government, and gives you the basics about each. Learn how the region that is now the United States has interacted with all three approaches.
5. Types of Constitutional Government
Learn about constitutional governments through the eyes of a citizen of a fictional country undergoing change. Gain insight into what each of these styles means as you weigh the benefits of unitary and federal types.
6. The History and Structure of the Parliamentary System of Government
In this lesson, we explore the parliamentary system of government and several of the European nations that employ the system, as well as the European Parliament and its constraints.
7. The Roles & Powers of the Prime Minister & the Cabinet
In this lesson, we will examine the roles and duties of the British prime minister and Cabinet. We will pay close attention to how the prime minister and Cabinet members obtain their positions.
8. Congress vs. Parliament: Main Differences
In this lesson, we will review the major differences between Congress and Parliament. We will take a closer look at why these differences exist and how they affect decision-making in those particular democratic countries.
9. Two-Party & Multi-Party Systems: Similarities & Differences
The following lesson will cover the similarities and differences between the two-party and multi-party systems of government. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.
10. Social Power Theories: Pluralist, Power-Elite & Marxist Models
This lesson will explain and differentiate three major theories of power in society: The pluralist model, the power-elite model and the Marxist model.
11. State as a Concept: Definition, Development, & Size
This lesson will seek to explain the concept of a state. In doing so, it will highlight legitimate power, traditional authority, rational authority, and a federal system of states.
12. The Role of State Traditions & History in Government
Do all state governments operate the same way? This lesson looks at what is similar and what is different between states as well as some of the history behind these traditions.
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