POL201Y1 Lecture Notes
September 25, 2012
Modernization: Cold War, Decolonization, and Economic Growth
Democracy vs. Communism: The Cold War transformed US foreign policy. What can we
do to influence countries and make sure they become democratic? They sa
POL201Y1 Lecture: Liberalism
March 5, 2013
Liberalism grew out of a struggle between parliament and the Stuart Kings of England in
1688 and what resulted from the struggle was the Glorious Revolution: established the
authority of the parliament, and the
POL201 Lecture Notes: Participation
March 19, 2013
Liberalism and democracy are not the same thing, and you can have one without the
o Illiberal democracy: countries that have elections, but dont respect human rights
or an opposition, freedom of t
POL201Y1 Lecture: Presidentialism and Parliamentarism
January 29, 2013
These two systems organize power in different ways. Power is differently organized and
concentrated or disbursed in each system. Some individuals have more power in one
system than in
POL201Y1 Lecture Notes: Social Capital
March 26, 2013
See back pages of POL201 winter essay for note continuation- battery died.
o Course evaluations online- T.A. evaluations in tutorial this week!
Final Exam: 5 short answer questions out of 6 (each 15%)
POL201Y1: Why? Huntington Article
January 22, 2013
o 17th to 19th C
o Social and economic modernization that led to revolution
o Decolonization: After countries become their own they become democratic.
o Imposition: Governments that
POL201Y1 Lecture Notes: Race, Ethnicity, & Gender in Democracy
February 12, 2013
Marxs argument: States make race. The prior question is what does race making
mean? How is race made?
o Eugenics: three goals
(1) Establish the scientific existence of raci
POL201Y1 Lecture: Electoral Systems and Representation
February 5, 2013
What work is voting actually doing?
o Voting lodges sovereignty in the people
It legitimates government, leaders, and legislation.
Obligates citizens to abide by government laws an
POL201Y1: Income Substitution Industrialization
October 16, 2012
One of a number of strategies of economic development.
o Four strategies of economic development
Force saving through very low wag
POL201Y1 Lecture Notes: Multiculturalism
March 12, 2013
Pursuing the concept of how liberal democratic states deal with cultural, religious, or
o More than half the countries in the world use democratic institutions. Even