1. compare and contrast power and authority and means for the state

2. Specify general principles regarding the circumstances under which it is justifiable to violate a state’s sovereignty (i.e., principles that would apply equally to all states and different situations)? Offer two to five such principles, and present arguments for or against these principles.

3. Explain why executives seem to be increasingly dominant relative to legislatures. Do you believe this situation should be altered? How might the power of the executive be limited? Should the legislature or another political actor (which one?) be empowered to balance executive power?

4. What are the advantages and disadvantages of bureaucracy as it exists in contemporary political systems? Under what conditions would a non-bureaucratic form of administration be desirable?