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October 5 class notes - GVPT 451 October 5th, 2010...

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GVPT 451 October 5 th , 2010 Democracy and Wealth (Part VII) I. Democracy ‘from Below’ a. One view: The Collective Action Problem b. An alternative Cascade Models c. Implications for Modernization Theory Think about how we actually get democracies - We will see where the Modernization theory and it’s relation to democracy comes deficient Theory of Modernity - Traditional societies has certain aspects that cause continued underdevelopment - Modern societies mobilize in favor of democracy Pubic v. Collective goods - Non-rivalrous = everyone can use it at the same time - Non excludable = you cannot refuse anyone from using it - Problem with the supply of public goods is free riding, when each individual has no incentive to provide it but they have an incentive to use it N = population P*LN = # needed to bring about democracy K = # of current protesting B = benefit of democracy C = costs of protests What are the conditions in which we can get P*? 3 different scenarios:
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2011 for the course GVPT 451 taught by Professor Joelsimmons during the Fall '10 term at Maryland.

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October 5 class notes - GVPT 451 October 5th, 2010...

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