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2.5.08 - Advantages of Democracy • Generation of wealth o...

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Nationalism, Democratization, and State Power 2.5.08 Puzzle: why is there more state power AND more democracy? States develop as way to extract wealth for military purposes States centralize power Successful early states are absolute monarchies Growth of State Power Since 1800 Increasing military power Increasing revenue extraction Increasing intervention in economy
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Unformatted text preview: Advantages of Democracy • Generation of wealth o Institutions to promote investment • Extraction of revenue o Taxation in urban, capitalist societies o Borrowing • Superior decision-making institutions • Nationalism o What is it? o Military advantages o Potentially radical political implications...
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