PS 7- Domestic Determinants

PS 7- Domestic Determinants - October 14, 2009 Domestic...

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October 14, 2009 Domestic Determinants and War: Textbook combines 1 st and 2 nd images. Main Focus: “bad” leadership/Diversionary war hypothesis Interest Groups: Military-Industrial Complex (combined) Bureaucratic Politics 2 nd image domestic determinants: Domestic determinants—“The State Level” 1. Regime Type: Dictatorship or “democracy” (Republic) Democracy: parliamentary vs. presidential Dictatorship: authoritarian vs. totalitarian 2. Economic system: How goods are allocated: free market, command, or mixed Trading pattern: free, mercantile, autarchic Dominant sector: agriculture, industrial, or services Dominant interest groups: business, labor, etc. 3. Other determinants: ideology, geography, population, religion, demography, natural resources (lootable) 1. Bureaucracy Some Definitions: Types of Domestic Political Economy: Communism (Dictatorship + Command Economy) Socialism (Republic + Command Economy) Social Democracy (Republic + Mixed Economy)
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