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GOV 249 Final Exam Spring 2014

 U.S. in Latin America

Prof. Snow

Final Exam

Spring 2014

Address the following in approximately 1500 words, typed, double-spaced, etc. Submit via email (only in a .doc or .docx file) by 11:59 am Tuesday May 13th.

The term “dollar diplomacy” is often used in Latin America, not only to refer to the policy of the Taft Administration of 1909-1913, but rather to condemn the U.S. government more generally for using force in order to create and protect profit opportunities for US businesses.

Using cases from both the Imperial and Cold War eras, and the relevant theories of imperialism, make the argument that the most important motive for US intervention in Latin America was money.

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Comparative Politics

Spring 2014

Arab Uprisings Presentations Tues. May 6th

50 points

In about 10-15 minutes (time yourself), and using the Gelvin book as basic research, also 4-5 good news or other articles, explain the dynamics of the uprising in the country assigned to you.

1. What happened? 2. Why?  3. What changed?

I suggest you use Powerpoint and video, such as those you can find on Youtube.  You will be graded in part on your use of such visual materials.

Any questions just let me know.

Egypt: Amanda

Tunisia: O’Connor

Yemen: Chris

Libya: Kieran

Algeria: Sara

Syria: Mike

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GOV 253 The Politics of Terrorism

Spring 2014

Professor Snow

 Due: 3pm March 13h, in my mailbox—not under my office door.

No late papers accepted

You are the representative of a terrorist organization, perhaps one of those we have studied or will study this semester. You are appealing to a wealthy patron for funding, and in so doing, you are presenting your “business plan,” in approximately 2300-2400 words, double-spaced, stapled or paper-clipped.

These are the things you want to tell your patron: What type of terrorism do you practice? Are you religious? Ethnic? Revolutionary? What are your aims? Methods? Grievances? What do you need the money for? What type of weapons do you use? Why? What are your chances for achieving success, and variables affect your chances? How likely is it that the authorities will catch you and arrest all your associates? Feel free to use your imagination, in order to supply the relevant details.

To adequately answer the questions above, you must do significant research on a terrorist organization, using at least 7-8 reputable sources, not including those we have used in class. Let me repeat that for emphasis: use at least 7-8 reputable sources, not including those we have used in class.

I will evaluate the paper based on several criteria. First, and probably most importantly: use of the readings, lectures, and relevant research. Second, the presentation of the paper, e.g., organization, grammar, spelling, correct referencing of sources. See this link for more details.  

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103 Final Exam review 2013

Introduction to American Government and Politics

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GOV 230 Final Exam 2014

Final Exam

Answer the following questions on the Gelvin book in the form of an essay of roughly 1500 words, in a .doc or .docx file, due Thursday May 15th at noon, via email.   Continue reading

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GOV 230 Comparing Reforms

GOV 230 Comparative Politics

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Why Iraq?

GOV 355 U.S. Foreign Policy

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