Different types of capitalist development. All democracies are capitalist, though a causal relationship has not been proven
-made a distinction between government and economy, saying most things should be left to the market, b
Chile in the 20th Century
Urbanization and industrialization began to change the nature of Chilean
economy and society. Since independence they stuck quite closely to the
regulations in their constitution.
Growth of Labor unions brought string state repre
Latin American Colonization
All participation in politics is limited, that in LA is more limited that in other
There is a difference between the degree of participation in spread of democracy
and Europe than in Latin America. Participat
Lipset proposed that democracy is related to economic development.
As economic development increases, so does the likelihood of democracy. As
soon as a certain level of development is achieved, its virtually impossible for
countries to revert to authorita
Culture and Development
After Cold War, search for new perspective on global situation. It was a shock to
the West in terms of the way that we looked to the world, and the way the world
was divided into different camps. USSR vs. US, it was clear that thes
The Third Wave and Africa
Flawed democracy have free and fair elections, but the leaders usually dont act
in the best interests of the country.
Illiberal regimes dont have legitimate
There are many countries today in Africa but few are fully democratic, m
A SYSTEM OF GOVERNANCE IN WHICH RULERS ARE HELD
ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS IN THE PUBLIC REALM BY CITIZENS
ACTING INDIRECTLY THROUGH THE COMPEITITON AND COOPERATION
OF THEIR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES.
Minimal Conditions for Democracy to Exist
Collapse of Communism
-Gorbachevs policies of Glanost Perestroika revealed weaknesses of socialism
and softened Soviet Rule. They opened the door for people to see how many
problems communism really had.
-These changes all happened very quickly and freake
Limits to Democracy
Democracy in practice is a complex and imperfect system, even its definition are
disputed and debated.
A system of governance in which rulers are help accountable for their actions in
the public realm by citizens, acting indirectly thr
Collapsed and Failed States
Collapsed state-no longer fulfills its basic functions of security and welfare.
somalia, sudan, congo, Afghanistan, Iraq
no basic provisions, degree of government control over the countrygroups control certain areas
Difficulty in defining democracy is made worst by the conflation of two separate
Just because we generally see democracy as liberal democracy, doesn't mean
other types dont exist. There is a conflation of the ideas of democracy
Waves of Democracy
Huntington defines three waves of democratizations.
1. LONG WAVE 1828-1926, picks 1828 because of extended boating rights in
the United states. the specific dates are not important, rather the amount of time.
This is 100 years,most coun