Summer Reading and Writing Assignment

AP Comparative Government & Politics Summer Assignment 

This assignment is due on August 11, 2018. 

Using the websites listed below, create flashcards for the following terms. On the FRONT of the card, put the word. On the REVERSE, list the DEFINITION of the term, an EXAMPLE of the term, and a description of the SIGNIFICANCE of the term to the example. Worth: 50 points total. Each of these terms are central to AP Comparative Government and Politics, and will be referenced throughout the course. Your work MUST be hand-written on 3X5 notecards.

 Helpful Websites:

 http://www.nelson.com/common/polisci/glossary.html http://www.auburn.edu/~johnspm/gloss/political_science http://www2.cruzio.com/~zdino/psychology/political.science.glossary.htm#i http://www.socialsciencedictionary.com/ http://www.indiana.edu/~ipe/glossary.html http://highered.mheducation.com/sites/007248179x/student_view0/glossary.html http://ocw.tufts.edu/data/58/727216.pdf http://guides.library.cornell.edu/c.php?g=31749&p=428352 2

Political Science Terms:

 1. Authoritarianism

2. Bicameral

3. Bureaucracy

 4. Checks and Balances

 5. Civil Liberties

 6. Civil Rights

 7. Civil Society

 8. Cleavage

 9. Communism

 10. Confederation

11. Democratization

 12. Devolution

 13. Direct Democracy

 14. Executive Branch (Executive)

 15. Fascism

 16. Federalism (Federation)

 17. Government

 18. Head of Government

 19. Head of State

 20. Illiberal Democracy

 21. Imperialism

 22. Indirect Democracy

23. Judicial Review

 24. Judiciary

25. Legislative Branch (Legislative)

26. Liberal Democracy

27. Nation

28. Nation-State

 29. Nationalization

30. Parliamentary System

31. Patron-Client System

 32. Political Culture

 33. Political Efficacy

34. Politics

35. Power

36. Presidential System

 37. Privatization

38. Proportional Representation

39. Referendum

 40. Regime

41. Republic

42. Rule of Law

 43. Socialism

 44. Separation of Powers

 45. Sovereignty

 46. State

47. Theocracy

 48. Totalitarianism

 49. Unicameral

 50. Unitary System