PLSC 2013 Nondemocratic Regimes Lecture

Elites and nondemocratic rule highly unequal

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Unformatted text preview: ea ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Modernization and Nondemocratic Rule - strong correlation between lack of modernization and no democratic rule - modernization can be uneven and cause instability - instability creates opening for strong leaders who can institute no democratic regimes to restore order ! Elites and Nondemocratic Rule • Highly unequal societies often reinforce nondemocratic structures for elites to maintain power and resources • State becomes a tool to siphon off resources and to keep power consolidated !...
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