3.1 State Building

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3.1 State Building and Consolidation 23:26 China and Russia vetoed the resolution Chinese veto increases chance of Syrian peace?  Very unfortunate; best way of bringing it into Syrian process would be U.N  escalated sanctions Had Russians abstained, Chinese would have probably abstained because  they almost never veto so they’re hiding behind the Russian veto Sends wrong signals, encourages those aligned with regime/on fence to stay  aligned/on fence  drag out crisis share interventionism with Russia; America, british, and French usually agree  with each other  Deal b/w Hamas-Fatah- unity agreement; hang-up b/w two Palestinian groups over who  would be PM agreement on Abbas as PM and Pres Fatah outpolls Hamas in public opinion polls but a lot could happen before  election; current polling doesn’t necessarily exactly predict voter turnout Recognition that current divisions don’t do them very good At independence, much changed:  End to colonial rule New state and state machinery o Usually continued version of colonial, sometimes completely new New political demands o Interests of different segments of the population emerge (after different  groups were united during struggle for independence) And much didn’t:  Economic dependency 
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o Export of raw commodities (economic relationships did not change  instantly) o Structure of local society  Stability and Instability Coups o 1945 – 1972, 147 successful coup attempts in the Third World o 60 within Africa in first 30 years of decolonization  o Non-constitutional transfers of power more common than peaceful or  constitutional means (72% of transfers of power in sub-Saharan Africa  were “irregular”) Only 7 occurred as a result of elections  Civil conflict  o U.S. and U.S.S.R. often supported opposite sides of African civil war in  their battle for control  o Such wars in the developing world resulted in 40 million or more  casualties (Vietnam; creation of Bangladesh; Sudan; Guatemala;  Congo)  o World Bank “ Conflict Trap ”: instable countries fell into civil conflict,  which exacerbated their problems of underdevelopment, which in turn  made them more prone to additional conflict (vicious cycle) (ex. DRC) How Important is Stability?  Huntington, Political Order is of utmost importance o Political stability is a prerequisite (for economic development, human  rights, etc)  (but stable governments can be authoritarian – ex. Nazi  Germany)  Maintaining order o Industrialized vs. developing world o Growing political stability?
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Economic growth/resources Correlation with industrialization and income per capita; 
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2012 for the course POLI 227 taught by Professor Narendrasubramanian during the Spring '08 term at McGill.

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