PLSC 2013 Nondemocratic Regimes Lecture

non democratic regimes and legitimacy non democratic

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Unformatted text preview: community over individual? }Western democracy may appear anarchic, selfish in comparison! ! Problems with the Cultural Argument ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Nondemocratic Regimes and Political Control How do nondemocratic regimes stay in power? ! ! Coercion and Surveillance (NOTES) ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Cooptation (NOTES) ! ! ! ! Methods of Cooptation ! }Corporatism ! ! ! }Clientelism ! ! }Kleptocracy: ! Personality Cults ! }Promotion of image of leader above mortal qualities ◦Extraordinary wisdom and power ◦`Quasi- religious qualities ◦Use of media to portray this image ◦All failings ascribed to “lesser” people below him or her ◦Terror: no one willing to that leader is fallible? ! Non- Democratic Regimes and Legitimacy Non- democratic...
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