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UW - POL S 204 - Class Notes - Week 6

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background image LECTURE 2/13 
Democratic vs authoritarian outcomes (Chinese case) (Wang Sun) 
Behavior - Pro Authoritarian or Pro Democratic  
Vote or Do not Vote 
 
PPP GNI per capita 2016 China = $15,500 Tunisia = $11,170  
Modernization theory economic development = values = democracy 
Social Forces = contingent values = democracy 
 
Wang and Sun 
Uses individual level survey data to test modernization and social forces theory. Find more 
evidence for social forces theory 
 
Nathan - authoritarian resilience 
“ Capacity of the state to govern effectively” with non democratic institutions 
Institutionalization 
Norm bound succession 
Meritocratic, not factional, promotion of elites  
Differentiation and specialization of political institutions 
Institutional channels for popular political participation 
 
Geddes - types of authoritarian regime affects the likelihood of transition to democracy - shapes 
elite calculations of interest and political survival  
 
Personalistic regime 
Core characteristics - dictator unconstrained by institutional structures EX: Libya 
Vulnerabilities and Transitions: Dictator maximizes benefits to leaders cronies, narrows support 
base. Eliminates organized alternatives within regime. Stable leadership turnover unlikely (life 
and death struggle). 
 
Single Party Regimes: 
China under CCP 
Mexico under PRI 
Taiwan under KMT 
 
Core Characteristics - Party Organization 
Influences top leader, top leader is constrained; controls career paths of officials; controls 
distribution of benefits to supporters; mobilizes citizens to support party. EX: China.  
 
Single Party regimes: 
Most resilient 
Vulnerabilities: economic downturn EX: Mexico 
Exogenous events EX: taiwan derecognition 

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School: University of Washington
Department: Political Science
Course: Intro to Comparative Politics
Professor: James Long
Term: Fall 2014
Tags: Politics
Name: Political Science 204
Description: Class and Quiz Section Notes
Uploaded: 03/05/2018
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