Chapter 4 Non Democracy
Chapter 4 Non Democracy PSCI 2012
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PSCI2012 Chapter 4 Non democratic political regimes I . Review: Madison’s Dilemma Non democracy remain closer to Hobbes’s world: where limited govt. isn’t option II . Non Democratic Regime Regime o Basic form of state’s govt. o 2 type: democratic and nondemocratic Non democratic o Govt. not accountable to people/citizens, write large A. Electorate vs. Selectorate Size: democratic = universal, non – democratic = partial Formalization: democratic = “clear and non – arbitrary rule”; can vary a lot across non democratic regimes B. State – Society Relations Structure 1. Use of ideology 2. Extent of coercive mobilization 3. Degree of social and political pluralism C. Totalitarian vs. Authoritarian Regimes Use of ideology Set of governing ideas meant to motivate people to act politically in particular ways o Authoritarian: Generally not focused on promoting an ideology o Totalitarian: Cults Focus on ideological indoctrination Ideologies: overt, systematic, institutionalized, dogmatic, totalizing Extent of coercive mobilization o Authoritarian: limited o Totalitarian: Young pioneers program (USSR) Komsomol (USSR) Degree of social and political pluralism o Totalitarian: extensive D. Regime Types *who is the Selectorate 1. Monarchy: Absolute monarchy: no real Selectorate: born into power Constitutional: formal limits on monarch’s power 2. Single party regime Selectorate: ruling party PSCI2012 Dominates all govt. institutions and restricts political competition 3. Military regime Selectorate: highest ranks of military officer corps Junta: group of leaders of military regime 4. Oligarchy “rule by few” Selectorate consists of small social, economic, political elite, who select a leader to represent their interests 5. Theocracy Divine rule Selectorate = religious leaders 6. Personalist Empowerment of single individual ***Turkmenbashi is an example
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