Poli Sci 111-14 - Incomplete revolution Angolan civil war...

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Poli Sci 111 - 14 18:32 Third World Political Development State Building and Nation Building Violence Coup Revolution Civil War Terrorism Coup Military displaces weak civilian government (mechanism of policy change) Both permanent and watchdog coups Brazil 1964, Chile 1973, Libya 1969 Mechanism of policy change Military v. civilian rule Revolution Social groups overthrow old order Seek new institutions New vision for society Class-based Mexico 1911 (>Diaz) Cuba 1958 (Castro > Batista) Religious/ethnic mobilization Iran 1979 (Khomeini > Shah) Iran Ambiguous Colonial History Shah (Mohammed Pahlavi) – no idea what was going on
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Western Orientation “Concession” Mossadeq incident (1953) White Revolution Introduced foreign social and political institutions Islamic (?) Revolution Civil War Results from: Division of population (and military) Secession or incomplete coup/revolution
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Unformatted text preview: Incomplete revolution Angolan civil war Libya Case of secession Nigeria and Biafra War (1967-1970) Nigeria British Colonial Rule Three distinct communities Igbo (Christian) 20% Yoruba 30% HHausa-Falani (Muslim) 50% Biafra Wars Secession of resource-rich Igbo dominated region Terrorism Use of violence to trigger anxiety, expedite political objectives. Violence does not serve immediate political objective. Definition depends on means and ends of violence Al Qaeda v. PLO v. Irgun v. Hiroshima v. FLN Explanations of Instability Economic (Modernization Theory) POVERTY leads to political instability Social (Sil) Foreign institutions lack the legitimacy needed for mass acceptance State-building Nation-building 18:32 18:32...
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