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comp politics lec 7 - Monday October 1 2007 A Relationship...

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Monday – October 1, 2007: A Relationship Between Economic and Political Development? Modernization Theory and the Study of Modernization and Democracy - Modernization theory emerged in the late 1950s - Reflected post-WWII interest among leaders in developed, Western democracies in what makes certain types of political regimes emerge, remain, fall - Interest was generated in part by experience of post-colonial (‘late- industrializing’) states exhibiting political instability - Essentially, modernization theory attempts to contribute answers to these basic questions: Where does democracy come from? When/why do democratic systems endure? I. What is modernization theory? a. modernization theory is “the specific causal chains consist of sequences of industrialization, urbanization, education, communication, mobilization, and political incorporation, among innumerable others: a progressive accumulation of social changes that ready a society to proceed to its culmination, democratization” (Przeworski and Limongi 1997: 156) b. A teleological theory : democracy is a by-product of modernization; in words of P&L – modernization, and economic development in particular, “secrete”
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