In the class lecture, cases and discussion, we covered the types and causes of political violence. Using the Mexican and Nigerian case studies, what do they suggest about the role of weak states in unleashing political violence?
2. Define what a social movement is. How is it different from a political party? Then compare and contrast the Occupy Movement and the Tea Party movement. How are they similar, how are they different? (Think about the mechanisms behind the movement, methods, ideologies, how they shaped public opinion, etc. in the United States.
3 Describe the different types of revolutions and theories that explain why they happen. Why does the case argue that relative deprivation and political opportunity were the primary causes of revolution in China and Iran?