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Chapter 4 Non Democracy

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Chapter 4 Non Democracy PSCI 2012

Lindzy Konrad


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These notes identify differences between different regimes
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Dr. Jupille
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Politics, non-democracy, PoliSci, authoritarian, totalitarian
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Lindzy Konrad on Monday September 26, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSCI 2012 at 1 MDSS-SGSLM-Langley AFB Advanced Education in General Dentistry 12 Months taught by Dr. Jupille in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 7 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Comparative Politics in Math at 1 MDSS-SGSLM-Langley AFB Advanced Education in General Dentistry 12 Months.


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Date Created: 09/26/16
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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