PLSC 2013 Nondemocratic Regimes Lecture

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Unformatted text preview: Resource trap,” “Rentier State” 1. Natural resources allow leaders to rule without taxation (Oil, Natural Gas...) 2. No taxation means no need for representation 3. No need for modern economy or middle class, thwarting modernization ! Society and Nondemocratic Rule No democratic regimes have no virtually no civil society - May be a result of leaders’ actions to remove civic groups - May be a result of lack of civic tradition ! ! Nondemocratic regimes: ! ! ! International Relations and Nondemocratic Rule 1. War, occupation, imperialism ca...
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