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Chapter 4: State Powers and Non-Democracies

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Chapter 4: State Powers and Non-Democracies POL1060

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Intro to Comparative Politics
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Date Created: 10/03/15
Chapter 4 State Powers and NonDemocracies Are nondemocratic states Strong or Weak states 0 China strong state 0 Nigeria weak state Types of Power despotic and infrastructural resources 0 ideology and culture rationale versus absolute valueorientation 0 economy modernization theory 0 military challenges of war 0 political legalrational authority law bureaucracy Types of States 2011 o More democratic governments and less nondemocracies o 149 countries in 1972 194 countries in 2011 Differentiating Totalitarianism and Authoritarian Regimes Totalitarian Regimes o Shapes interests and identities of citizens o Articulate a coherent and extensive ideology Car Friedrich and Zbigniew Brzezinski de ne Totalitarianism Elaborate guiding ideology Single mass party led by a dictator System of terror violence and secret police Monopoly on weapons Monopoly on means of communication 0 Central direction and economics control through state planning Authoritarian Regimes 0 Limited use of tech 0 Pluralism and coercion Use of ideology as a key difference between the two major function v limited OOOOO


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