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Unformatted text preview: Development & Democracy 1. Modernization theory Economic development brings democracy or the opposite 2. LDC experience: democratic waves (versus DC experience) 3. Why military is strong in LDCs a. Class inequalities b. Foreign aid (geopolitics: Cold War and post-9/11); Drug war, economic interests (arms sales, oil sources) 4. Characteristics of Democracy Representative gov?t ? for the people by the people Minority groups receive a voice Elections ? minimum requirement/validation for democracy? Actually free/fair? Who can actually run for office? Ideal democracy vs. US version...
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course SO 242 taught by Professor Eckstein during the Spring '08 term at BU.
- Spring '08