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PS 6 NIC Notes - October 17, 2008 IRAQ PAPER QUESTIONS...

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October 17, 2008 IRAQ PAPER QUESTIONS Democratic institutions in Iraq and how they work The political economy. Economy based on and how that tells us anything How ethnic differences and religious differences affect the prospect of democratization Democracy and Development The importance of Democracy o Poor countries must often choose between democracy and economic development (Lee thesis) o If development is imperative, democracy a luxury that poor countries cannot afford. Are authoritarian governments associated with economic development? o There is no empirical relationship between economic development and authoritarian governments (Lee thesis not supported) o Economic development is advanced via: o Economic competition o International markets o High level of literacy and education o Land reform o Incentives for investment, industrialization and export. Must we choose between democracy and economic development? No Our conceptualization of economic depends on public debate and discussion. Development is advanced where people can elect their leader and leaders can be
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This note was uploaded on 09/06/2011 for the course POL SCI 6 taught by Professor Moosbrugger during the Spring '11 term at UCSB.

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PS 6 NIC Notes - October 17, 2008 IRAQ PAPER QUESTIONS...

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