November Lecures

November Lecures - 18:02 Examnotes ,

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18:02  Exam notes: Not on whole cumulative but aspects to tie in past countries studied before China  Know Africa book as a study of not only Africa, but non-European Western nations What does the Iran case add to our knowledge of revolution? Iran has receive so much bad press that political scientists are challenged: Possible to separate facts from fiction? Issue of Islamism or Islamic fundamentalism How typical is the Iranian case Not Arabs What kind of country was Iran before 1979? Dynastic rule and the adoption of Shiism Under the Safavids and the Qajars  The challenge of reform and the erosion of Persian sovereignty 1921 – Pressures for some form of representation  Move toward the consolidation of power under Rza Shah  Mosaddeq, the Nationalist challenge And the United States response around 1953   Reforms were imposed so even if they were good ,people had a harder time accepting  them because they didn’t have an option  What inspired the revolution of 1979? Removed limitations to womens’ rights holding them back from the emancipation of  women  The place of Iran in geopolitical terms Outlier Persian, not Arab, Parsi not Arabic  Eastern periphery of Middle East 4 th  largest oil producer in the world 
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Most people born after 1979 Does the study of Iran give us a glimpse of how people there: Understand democracy? And use natural resources? The Boom Curse
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India READ LATIN EMAIL  18:02 What kind of regime and democracy does India actually have? And why does it seem to  have fared so much better than Pakistan? Institutions 
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