Feb 4 Lecture - Middle East, Democratization, Culture

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POLI 227 Narendra Subramanian February 4, 2008 Examples of Exam Questions: A developmental state requires: o A. state autonomy of domestic powers o B. state autonomy of international powers o C. castration of bureaucracy o D. (A) and (B) o E. all of the above Algerian nationalism o A. was led by the FLN o B. demanded French citizenship for Algerians o C. used the Arabic language as a symbol o D. used Islam as a symbol o E. (A) and (C) Middle East: State-Building Weak bureaucracies Selective military recruitment Rentier states, autonomous of local groups Limited autonomy from international forces Limited legitimacy Alternative political identities (pan-Arab, Islamic, sect, lineage) International involvement in security provision o Not economic development, democracy promotion Particularly in Syria and Iraq Different international forces were in the Middle East o Particularly the USSR, USA Trends Trends o Since Second World War / decolonization
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