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poli121_lecture_6 - 1 PS 121 Lecture 6 Regime Types and...

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1 PS 121 Lecture 6 Regime Types and Explanatory Variables 1. Studying Comparative Politics by Classification (Ideal Types) and Analysis: Identifying Norms (Values), Institutions, Procedures; links to social structure and economy; identifying factors promoting stability and change 2. The Alternatives: (Liberal/Consensual) Democracy, Authoritarianism, Totalitarianism 3. What are the main characteristics of democracy? Norms: Democracy as self-government or autonomy--Individual/ plural/ communal.
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2 Institutions: Constitution/Basic law (written or unwritten) Representative government with or without direct participation Universal suffrage Multiparty system Constitutional Guarantees of basic human rights: fair trials, free speech, free press, free assembly Separation of civil society and state Separation of church and state Civil control of military Rule of law/independent judiciary Federalism (an option) Procedures: Deliberation and Debate Free Media of Communications Fair, frequent elections
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