Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Translation from journalistic language to political scientific language needed

Use the link. Read the article. Explain why a political scientist would say the headline is all wrong.

European officials may be pushing regime change in Greece
There are various narratives for what is happening to Greece as another deadline looms – the April 24 gathering of eurozone finance ministers in Riga, Latvia — and European officials show no sign of compromise. The most common tale is that this is a game of brinkmanship, with the Germans and their allies pushing for “reforms” that the Syriza government in Greece doesn’t want to adopt…

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At 10:06 AM, Blogger Ken Wedding said...

Another exercise:

Read this article and explain why the headline writer correctly used the terms "country" and "nation."

A small country but a big nation: how genocide shaped the Armenia of today


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