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The purpose of this Libguide is to assist students with research related to their AP Government's Global and Comparative Politics research project.

 

 

The Tree of Nations

Planting the Tree of Nations, poster for the United Nations, 1947 . Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 1 Mar 2015. 
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Goals

Goals:

  • Understand in depth another country’s government and political system

  • Recognize meaningful and worthwhile points of similarity (and difference) between nations (including the U.S.), and recognize where comparisons are inappropriate; compare political systems without necessarily passing judgement on their relative worth

  • Work toward cross-cultural and cross-system awareness in order to develop a global perspective for the purpose of managing and solving national and global problems

  • Continue to refine the following skills: research, writing, public speaking/presentation, collaboration

Underlying Questions:

  • How can (should) we compare countries’ political systems?

    Is there a right way to govern?

    Should states with a particular political philosophy or system (e.g. democracies) strive to promote and spread their system worldwide?

 

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