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Class Notes 11-10 - Global Challenges Democracy II Tuesday...

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November 10, 2011 Global Challenges: Democracy II Tuesday: What is democracy? The differences between formal vs. substantive . Examples of civil society: anti-corruption activism in India Whitehead (1991) argues that pol. Scientists focus on domestic factors when studying democratization He suggests we pay greater attention to the international realm Contagion Is proximity a factor in determining patters of democratization? Proximity determined by absolute space. Doesn’t tell us what started and ended these sequences, or why there are exceptions Democracy does not simply spread like a virus (or dominoes). Need to analyze influence of global power struggles. Control How do major powers shape patters of democracy and authoritarianism? Speed, direction, limits and mechanisms of transmissions are greatly influenced by global powers Genuine democratic regime requires support and participation of broad range of factors Consent How is broader consent for democratization forged? Role of “demonstration effects”
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