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Politics & Geography - Chapter Summary
This chapter helps you review different aspects of government, such as the different types and their components. As you get into this chapter a little more, you'll learn about the state as a concept and look at the differences between countries and nations.
Additionally, you'll have the chance to explore different political alliances and learn how politics can change over the years. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:
- Identify the types of political change
- Understand the modernization of culture
- Determine why cooperation among states is important
- Explain influences on local government boundaries
- State the different types of traditional government
- Analyze the different forms of political power
All of the videos in this chapter are taught by professional instructors, who have ample knowledge and experience to make learning an easy process. The videos range from 5-10 minutes and come with self-assessment quizzes. Use these quizzes to see what information you remember from this chapter. If you would like to revisit a topic from a video quickly, be sure to use the video tags located in the timeline of every video.
1. Politics: Definition and Source of Governmental Conflict
In this lesson, we will explore the concept of politics. We will examine the various definitions of the word, take a close look at the role of politics in government, and investigate the conflicts sometimes caused by politics.
2. 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.
3. The Difference Between Countries, Nations, States, and Governments
The study of political science requires you to relearn familiar terms that hold a different meaning than found in common everyday usage. In this lesson, you'll learn about the difference between countries, nations, states and governments.
4. 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.
5. Political Power: Definition, Types & Sources
In this lesson, we will take a close look at political power. We will define the term, examine its elements, and learn about several theories that help determine who gets to use political power.
6. Local Government Boundaries: Cultural & Political Influence
This lesson will explain the characteristics of local governments. In doing so, it will define the terms delimitation, redistricting, constituency, and gerrymandering as well as the role these terms play in local governance.
7. Cooperation Among States: Political, Military & Economic Alliances
This lesson will seek to explain the political cooperation among states. In doing so, it will define the terms 'treaty' and 'state,' as well as explore military and economic alliances.
8. Understanding the Modernization of Culture: History and Factors
This lesson examines the process of modernization, including the variety of factors that have brought us from the past into the present. We'll focus on political, economic, social, and technological trends that have shaped our world today.
9. Political Change: Definition, Purpose & Types
The following lesson discusses how political change is a powerful force in politics. Some key types of political change are also discussed. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.
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