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What causes democracy and democratization?

What causes democracy and democratization?

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School: University of Colorado at Boulder
Department: Political Science
Course: Intro to Comparative Politics
Professor: Andy baker
Term: Fall 2015
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Name: Week 7 Notes- Intro to Comp Politics
Description: These are my notes from last week!
Uploaded: 10/11/2015
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Monday, October 5, 2015


What causes democracy and democratization?



Intro to Comp Politics- Week 7

Regime Change

I. Defining regime change  

II. What causes democracy and democratization?  

A. Wealth

1. Wealthy countries are more likely to be democracies

2. Modernization theory  

a) Wealth creates education  

b) Middle class less likely to support extreme ideologies (communism)  c) Mass media is helpful to democracy  How many people are there in the us base on the 2010 census?
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d) Rule of law (takes money to enforce laws)  

B. Culture

1. Attitudes and behaviors in the mass public about politics and social life 2. Protestant work ethic (Weber, 1904)  

a) Protestantism promotes work

b) Many wealthy, democratic countries after WWII were Protestant  3. Asian values  


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Wealthy countries are more likely to be what?



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a) Asian culture is not compatible with democracy  

b) Value community, don’t focus on the individual  

4. Civic culture and social capital (Putnam 1993)  

a) Social capital: there is trust between citizens —> helps promote  democracy  

C. Elites

1. Democracy is determined by what the elites do  

2. What the people want isn’t important  

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3. Coups led by military elite  

4. Internal division within the elite create transition to/from democracy  D. International  

1. Superpower and colonial power influence  

2. Neighborhood/demonstration/snowball effect  If you want to learn more check out What is a legacy?
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