1. What types of states are most likely to become authoritarian? Why? Along the same lines, what authoritarian states have been most likely to democratize? Under what circumstances does this democratization occur and why? Based on previous findings, describe one country you think is likely to democratize in the near future.
2. Compare and contrast interest groups and political parties. Provide examples in your discussion of their similarities and differences. What advantages do interest groups offer that political parties don’t? What advantages do political parties offer that interest groups don’t?
3.Socialism has evolved over the centuries from Karl Marx’s original purposed theories. The first change took place with Leninism and how many liberal societies incorporated a mild form of socialism referred to as social democracy. Your analysis should include a comparison of these forms of government and explain how and why socialism split into these several varieties
4. International Criminal Court was established to bring justice to those committing crimes against humanity, war crimes or genocide it was established as an extension of the Rome Statue and only has jurisdiction over countries that signed this treaty At this time the United States is not part of this agreement and thus does not fall under its jurisdiction. Construct an argument for joining such a treaty, dealing the benefits that international treaties may offer their members and which addresses the possible public concerns over the loss of national sovereignty.