Lecture 7 October 6

Lecture 7 October 6 - Todays agenda Democracy and economic...

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Today’s agenda Democracy and economic conditions: How do economic development and the structure of the economy affect the likelihood that a country will become a democracy? remain a democracy?
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A roadmap for the next few weeks Next geography quiz (Asia) next Monday Problem set due next week in recitation Watch for announcement on Sakai. Our route for the rest of October
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Three waves of democratization R. Doorenspleet, “Reassessing the Three Waves of Democratization,” World Politics 52 (2000): 384-406 Long first wave from 1820s to 1920s Partial reversal from early 1920s to early 1940s Short wave from early 1940s to 1960s Third wave from mid-1970s onwards
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Some policy consequences If economic development causes democracy Our policy toward authoritarian regimes should embrace free trade and perhaps foreign aid . Why? Foster economic development, hastening democratization. But if democracy is not a by-product of economic development Maybe require observance of democratic political norms as a condition for free trade and foreign aid .
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Classic Modernization Theory Stage theory of development All countries pass through the same historical stages. Underdevelopment: just an earlier stage 1950s and 1960s: Latin America, Asia, and Africa seen as just “primitive” versions of European nations. They would eventually “develop” and come to look like Western Europe and the United States. Not just economically but in terms of political regime too.
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Classic Modernization Theory En route to modernity, Urbanization occurs Agricultural sector shrinks Industrial sector grows Service sector grows Political system changes systematically, too.
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Classic Modernization Theory
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