POS 202 Final Exam Notes

POS 202 Final Exam Notes - Comparative Politics 202 (11/05)...

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Comparative Politics  202 (11/05) 11/11/2007 15:57:00  Chapter 11 – The Third World Other terms – Developing, Not so advanced, Underdeveloped, Non-aligned). Failed State = Mean, No hope. 1 st  World – United States (Industrialized)   Western. 2 nd  World – Communist 3 rd  World – Everything Else…   Not aligned with anyone. - There are 150 or more developing countries. Look at socio-economic indicators…               Life Expectancy    Adult Literacy     GDPPC          HDI*                   PERCENT            PERCENT           ($)          (0 to 1)  o Poorest:      59.1               63.6               2,349           .557 o Richest:       77.4              97.0               28,741          .94 * “0” means least developed and “1” means most developed. Another indicator would be the number of AIDS patients in these countries. Thinking about the Third World The Basics (Share in common)
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Poverty. Environmental threats. Ethnicity and religious conflict. The impact on globalization and structural adjustment.  o Globalization - it means that a country gets to trade more, gain more. It  brings more jobs, then when factories leave, people are in dismal. o Globalization is widening the gap between the rich and the poor.  The “have” and the “have-nots.” All developing countries have been colonies.  Colonization has left a mark on these societies.  Colonies have nothing when they leave, no trade, no money, and no  import/exports. N.I.C. – Newly Industrialized Countries. Key Questions   Evolution of Politics in the Third World Imperialism and its legacy Boundaries of imperialism convenience Commercial agriculture Extractive Industries Exported Profits
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Indirect Rule Table 11.4 Dates: 1450 on… 1810-30 Late 1940’s  1960’s Post-Colonial Independence - Political Culture in the Third World Identity o Patron-client linkages o Religious cleavages o Change and resistance Ethnic an other division Lack of legitimacy Random, NOT in book… 1) Historical Legacy – This happened cause of this… due to this… it is  preventing their future. 2) Structural Problem – Need to diversify. Form alliances. 3) Rational Choice (Leader) – Politician will do whatever is good for them, not 
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course POS 202 taught by Professor Jamison during the Spring '07 term at St. Thomas FL.

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POS 202 Final Exam Notes - Comparative Politics 202 (11/05)...

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