Poli Sci 111 - 8 - Poli Sci 111 8 19:30 Some Useful Lessons...

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Poli Sci 111 - 8 19:30 Some Useful Lessons (from modernization) Modern vs Traditional outlook Impersonal Authority (we go vote for someone we’ve never met) Economic security (wealth tells us whether or not democracy will endure), it provides a  buffer for decision making Lower-level wealth means you would be frigged.  You don’t think that people are going to kill one-another.  Critiques of Modernization Hypothesis Correlation vs. causality Direction of arrows Economic Development and Non-Democracy Lots of outliers (high levels of development but no democracy) Economic Development and Non-Democracies “Deviant Cases” Historical Examples Germany, Italy, Russia Contemporary Examples China Social Alliances Hypothesis Indirect Relationship between Economic Development and Political Outcome Step 1: Nature of Economic Development determines Dominant Actors in Society Step 2: Dominant Actors Determine Political Outcome
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