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A greek word meaning 'rule by the demos'
describes the hypothetical condition of humanity before the state's foundation; every man for himself.
captures the extent to which citizens are free to organize themselves into competing blocs in order to press for the policies and outcomes they desire.
system of government where the people have virtually no authority and the state wields absolute control.
any splitting of a whole into exactly two non-overlapping parts
Refers to the extent to which our measures correspond to the concepts that they are intended to reflect.
A group of people who share some sort of common identity like a language, religion, ethnicity, or shared history.
Difference between an asset's value and its short-run opportunity cost.
sees the creation of the state as resulting from a social contract between individuals in the state of nature in which the state rivides security in exchange for obedience from the
Continuous extent, series or whole.
is one, such as cash, bank deposits and the like that can easily be turned into other types of assets.
A political regime with high levels of both contestation and inclusion.
Who gets to participate in the democratic process.
In game theory this occurs when one strategy is better than another strategy for one player no matter how the opponent plays.
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Belief that individuals are endowed with basic human rights so fundamental to human nature they cannot be taken away or given up. Think John Locke.
Refers to the extent to which the measurement process repeatedly and consistently produces the same score for a given case.
holds that states that exercise an effective control over the use of violence are in a position to threaten the security of citizens.
The process of creating mental categories that capture the meaning of objects, events, or ideas.
Refers to the paradox that countries with an abundance of natural resources tend to experience things like poor governance, low levels of economic development, civil war, and dicta
an implicit agreement among people that results in the organization of society; individual surrenders liberty in return for protection.
a statelike entity that cannot coerce and is unable to successfully control the inhabitants of a given territory.
Predicts that democracy is more likely to emerge and survive as countries develop and become wealthier
autocratic form of government in which the government is ruled by an individual.
is one that cannot easily be converted into cash
the measure of an economy adopted by the US in 1991; the total market values of goods and services produced by workers and capital within a nation's borders during a given period.
a class of rights and freedoms that protect individuals from unwarranted action by government. Ensure one's ability to participate in the civil and political life.
Predicts that democracy is more likely to survive as countries develop and become wealthier but is it not more likely to emerge.

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