Democraization

Democraization - Week 4: Democratization and the Hybrid...

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Week 4: Democratization and the Hybrid Regimes of the Middle East Current Events (2/1/11) Jordan o Reaction to the Egyptian revolts o King got rid of the entire government Attempt to make people happy o Really does nothing o It is really just a puppet government Makes no real difference Egypt o Mubarak resigning in the Fall 2011 o Transition is unstable o Muslim Brotherhood Why no Arab Democracies? Rentierism o Leads to corruption o Highly centralized highly policed states o Reduces demands from citizenry o Keeps everyone happy State-controlled liberalization o Selective use of repression o Keeps citizens on their toes o Restricts government competition o Constrained civil liberty o But is inherently uncertain for regimes Geopolitics o US and other foreign aid Can prop up regimes o Arab-Israeli conflict Excuse for military build up o Arab League support for authoritarianism No push for democracy Regime Types- Hybrids Electoral democracy o Free and fair elections only
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2011 for the course PSC 001 taught by Professor Teitelbaum during the Spring '08 term at GWU.

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