Lecture 19 Notes - Impact of Democracy

Lecture 19 Notes - Impact of Democracy - IMPACT OF...

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IMPACT OF DEMOCRACY 1. Popular? - Percent agreeing that democracy is superior was 51% in 2003 (number declined since last time) - “How satisfied are you with the way democracy works in your country?” o In 4 of 12 countries surveyed the percentage who were satisfied increased - “Do you have a positive view of the United States” o None of the countries had a raise in “yes” percentage from 1996 to 2003 - “Does your family income allow you to meet your family’s needs?” o Portion answering “no” increased in all but 2 countries - Are people actually satisfied with it? Is it actually improving people’s lives economically/ socially? Meeting basic needs? Is it actually a perfect form of gov’t?For DCs and LDCs both? - Since mid-1980s deepening of neo-liberalism and reintroduction (3 rd wave) of democratization. Connection between the 2. If democracy were the solution, equality would have increased, poverty would have decreased – largely, this hasn’t occurred.
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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.

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Lecture 19 Notes - Impact of Democracy - IMPACT OF...

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