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Ch 6: MTTC Political Science: Comparative Government

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This Comparative Government chapter is designed to advance your knowledge of various systems of government. Study its online videos for review purposes before you answer related questions on the MTTC Political Science examination.

MTTC Political Science: Comparative Government - Chapter Summary

Determine how much you remember about monarchies and constitutional governments when you watch these educational video lessons. Learn more about the process of selecting political candidates and re-assess the powers of the British prime minister as you get set to take the MTTC Political Science examination. Allow the video lessons to assist you with the following:

  • Identifying the strengths and weaknesses of governments
  • Describing aspects of different forms of government
  • Explaining the characteristics of absolute monarchies
  • Discussing the history of Parliament
  • Understanding the role of the British Cabinet
  • Exploring social power theories
  • Understanding the concept of a state

You will have the convenience of self-directed study as you brush up on your knowledge of comparative government. Watch the instructor-led video lessons online while maintaining your schedule. Written transcripts accompany the lessons, and self-assessment quizzes are included that permit you to test your readiness for answering similar questions on the exam.

11 Lessons in Chapter 6: MTTC Political Science: Comparative Government
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Traditional Types of Government: Definitions, Strengths & Weaknesses

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.

Forms of Government: Monarchy, Democracy, Oligarchy & More

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.

Absolute Monarchy: Definition, Characteristics & Examples

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.

Unitary, Confederal & Federal Governments

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.

Types of Constitutional Government

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.

The History and Structure of the Parliamentary System of Government

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.

The Roles & Powers of the Prime Minister & the Cabinet

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.

Congress vs. Parliament: Main Differences

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.

Two-Party & Multi-Party Systems: Similarities & Differences

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.

Social Power Theories: Pluralist, Power-Elite & Marxist Models

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.

State as a Concept: Definition, Development, & Size

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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