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Note Post: Interest Groups

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In class we spent multiple days going over interest group types and their purposes. To do this we first talked about the role interest groups play in society. These groups are generally viewed as optimistic and a way for the people to have an indirect effect on the legislation that is presented and passed. Types of … Continue reading Note Post: Interest Groups

Note Post: Zivotofsky v. Kerry

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In class we focused on the case Zivotofsky v. Kerry. Zivotofsky was born in 2002 in Jerusalem to two US Citizen parents. His parents requested that his passport read “Israel” as his place of birth, however the state department refused and instead issued a passport that listed Jerusalem. His parents then filed a suit against the Secretary … Continue reading Note Post: Zivotofsky v. Kerry

Note Post: US v. Curtis Wright

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In class we focused on the significance of the US v Curtis Wright case of 1936, due to the conflict is caused between the executive and legislative branches of the US government. The facts of the case is that the defendant Curtis Wright Export Corp,  manufactured and exported weapons to Bolivia. Which violated a statue embargo/executive … Continue reading Note Post: US v. Curtis Wright

Note Post: Powell Doctrine

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Today we focused on the Vietnam War in 1955. A big issue with that war is that the civilian government did not support the military. Then the fact the general public did not support the war. As more bodies were being sent back, the support turned from just dislike to opposition. The legacy of this … Continue reading Note Post: Powell Doctrine

Note Post: Trubowitz classification using Geopolitical Slack

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We are using Trubowitz as artist outline on how to classify various presidential administrations. The classifications are: Expansionist, Balancer, Underachiever, and Satisificer. The key to classifying each of our administrations lies in the analysis of the amount of geopolitical slack and the guns or butter preference. Geopolitical Slack: the room for error in foreign policy Guns: … Continue reading Note Post: Trubowitz classification using Geopolitical Slack

Note Post: Max Weber

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Max Weber was a German sociologist, and political economist focused on Ideal types. An ideal type is an analytical construct that serves the investigator as a measuring rod to ascertain similarities as well as deviations in concrete cases. It provides the basic method for comparative study. The types of Ideals are: Status Quo-which encases both internal … Continue reading Note Post: Max Weber

Note Post: Bloom’s Taxonomy

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In 1956, Benjamin Bloom with collaborators Max Englehart, Edward Furst, Walter Hill, and David Krathwohl published a framework for categorizing educational goals: Taxonomy of Educational Objectives. Familiarly known as Bloom’s Taxonomy, this framework has been applied by generations of K-12 teachers and college instructors in their teaching. In class we discussed Blooms finding that learning … Continue reading Note Post: Bloom’s Taxonomy

Note Post: Basic Trubowitz

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Today we focused on clarifying Trubowitz point shown in in Figure 2.1  which simplifies the types of strategies into two columns of “Revisionist” and “Status Quo”, looking at factors like the cost of the administrations choice, and the ambition of the president of the administration. We then in class went over how these strategies and … Continue reading Note Post: Basic Trubowitz