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13 PMP Notes - PMP 12/1 Notes Authoritarianism in the...

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PMP 12/1 Notes Authoritarianism in the Middle East Constitutions and Institutions in Iran and Egypt Principal is sovereign (their rights cannot be taken away)/has ultimate authority Politicians cannot usurp the power of voters Delegation is not as clear in authoritarian systems Chinese: transaction btw politburo and government officials Power is where policy is made In authoritarian systems, voters don’t play a big role Iran o Not part of Ottoman empire like Arab world o *has dichotomous power structure * o assembly of experts must pass religious tests and interview/ must be a cleric not really accountable to supreme leader is most important when there’s a succession must face voters unlike college of cardinals voting in Iran is freer than in Egypt o main control is over who qualifies to run so don’t have to resort to fraud o president doesn’t have that much foreign policy-making power o parliament cannot be dissolved o expediency council can legislate over parliament
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This note was uploaded on 12/27/2009 for the course IRPS IRCO 400 taught by Professor Matthewshugart during the Fall '08 term at UCSD.

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