2 IR of Pacfic Notes

2 IR of Pacfic Notes - IR of Pacific Notes 1/7 Solingen...

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IR of Pacific Notes 1/7 Solingen Article o Distribution of capabilities: not easy to determine what the regional capabilities were o Norms and institutions: share many common norms and both have weak institutions o Democratic peace: neither is a homogeneously democratic region o Asia and ME are heterogeneous o Natural Resources: ME has oil but is curse; Asia has fewer natural resources o For oil rich states, political elites grapple for survival with particular strategies i.e. focus on inward-looking ISI policies east asia couldn’t do this so focused on export oriented industrialization land: east asia had good land reform so elites didn’t have to deal with powerful landowners region reinforced choices in each case few outliers in each region path dependency: difficult to deviate from initial choices military deeply embedded in econ in ME o reinforced by inward-looking ISI model o militaries have to justify their existence by stirring up outside conflicts
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This note was uploaded on 12/27/2009 for the course IRPS IRGN 400 taught by Professor Mileskahler during the Winter '09 term at UCSD.

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