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COMP GOV BOOK NOTES - COMPGOVBOOKNOTES 22:02

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COMP GOV BOOK NOTES 22:02 Pg. 7 Three ways of studying determinants of politics - - Interests Identities Institutions Modernization Theory – As society changed, progressed after WWII, political  development would occur (towards democracy) By 60s, big challenges to theory  Fragile democracies collapsed to dictatorship Poorer countries lived in condition of dependence on the West DEPENDENCY THEORY o Large corporations supported by governments at home exploited these  countries and regimes they controlled. 70s – more democracies came in, ditched modernization theory DEVELOPMENTAL THEORY Pluralism – intense competition among interest groups Corporatism –  institutionalized bargaining agreements (japan , germany) Pursuit of material interests affects distribution of economic rewards in society IDENTITY politics Ethnic, idealistic, environmental, religious, gender, regional, role of government 
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2009 for the course POLI POLI 211 taught by Professor Sabetti during the Fall '09 term at McGill.

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COMP GOV BOOK NOTES - COMPGOVBOOKNOTES 22:02

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