Lecture 30 Three types of non-democracies

Lecture 30 Three types of non-democracies - Lecture 29...

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Lecture 29 – Three types of non-democratic regimes - Totalitarian - Sultanistic - Authoritarian China in 1975 vs. China in 2007 - Are they the same? Are they the same kind of fundamentally political regime? o Not at all o But, it is still not a democracy o Hence, there are different types of non-democratic regimes Three Types of Non-Democratic Regimes - Linz, Juan: “ Totalitarian and Authoritarian Regimes” (1975) o Totalitarian regimes o Sultanistic regimes o Authoritarian regimes - What do they have in common? o They are all non-democratic - What else? o Not that much. .. o They are all democratic, but beyond that, they are quite different from one another Totalitarian Regimes Power Monopoly - Power is concentrated in the hands of one individual and his collaborators, or in a small group - This individual or small group is not accountable to any large constituency - This individual or small group cannot be dislodged from power by institutionalized, peaceful means Strong Ideology – Coherent thought that everyone can recognize - Provides the basis of legitimacy of all actions. - Provides ultimate meaning, sense of historical purpose, and interpretation of social reality - The ultimate goal for the ideology is to “remake” society and perhaps even humankind. Mass Mobilization
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2008 for the course POLI SCI 106 taught by Professor Hererra during the Fall '08 term at Wisconsin.

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Lecture 30 Three types of non-democracies - Lecture 29...

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