Comparative politics discussion
After reading Chapter 2 (States), answer separately in your own words(paraphrasing when needed) two of the following questions. Then, reply to three classmates’ threads.
How do countries create and maintain political order?
What are Weber’s three forms of political legitimacy? Is one of them more associated with the modern state than the others? Briefly describe how each form of legitimacy is represented in the U.S. government.
How is power typically divided in a federal system? What conditions in a country are most likely to lead to a system of asymmetric federalism?
Do you live under a weak or strong state? How do the concepts of autonomy and capacity help in thinking about the categories of strong and weak?