14 PMP Notes

14 PMP Notes - P MP 12/3 Notes 2002 and 2007 changes in...

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PMP 12/3 Notes 2002 and 2007 changes in China Comm Prty o central committee most important to knowing party policies who’s in this committee ppl who are agents of the parties (bureaucrats) problems of succession in authoritarian systems (Iran) general conclusions about principal agent relationships and who has to transact with whom Iran o Policy-making is hierarchical (as it is in China) The direction comes from the party and it communicates them to the government b/c gov’t officials are also party officials So, leadership selection and accountability are reciprocal Gov’t officials are constituency for party, so party is not accountable to anyone without ties to the party o What if some officials don’t agree with a proposed action? The proposal goes back to the principal/ “higher up” Policy-making is “delegation by consensus” (among multiple agents) “if the agents agree, let it be” how does the party (principal) ensure that agents agree and
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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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