Study Guide Exam 2

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Unformatted text preview: China’s national legislature ! People’s Liberation Army (PLA); China’s military ! “floating population;” China’s roughly 150 million itinerant peasant who left the countryside seeking urban employment ! ! ! Understand the relationship between: ! Nondemocratic rule and Modernization theory; Modernization theory argues that nondemocratic regimes are more likely to emerge in poor countries with highly unequal distribution of wealth. Elites, who hold most political and economic power, may be unwilling to share power or wealth with the people and, instead, support a nondemocratic regime. ! Cultural arguments and authoritarianism; Can be strongly: fascism, communication, Can be non- ideological: driven by whims of those in...
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