Power 3 - • Legitimacy can lead to legitimate authority;...

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Qualitative research is a deep description without evaluation “There are lies, damned lies, and statistics.” – Benjamin Disraeli Attempt by political scientists to quantify things such as democracy Quantitative research is the attempt to put numbered values on concepts Iranian President’s Columbia speech on YouTube Council of clerics, Guardians, decide who can run for office in Iran International media focuses on the Iranian President, rather than the Ayatollah, who controls the power, as the President is a religiously-neutral figure
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Unformatted text preview: • Legitimacy can lead to legitimate authority; going the other way is more difficult • Youth in authoritarian, Muslim states tend to be disillusioned • Using the name Burma, rather than Myanmar, is a form of protest against the junta • Journalists were kicked out of the country, cameras were confiscated, and the internet was shut down twice by the military junta when the monks were protesting last year...
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course POL 155 taught by Professor Richardson during the Spring '08 term at Northeastern.

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