Class 9 Lecture Notes (Revolution as Modernization)
Class 9 Lecture Notes (Revolution as Modernization) POLC 2300
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Date Created: 10/09/15
Class 9 Lecture Notes 1 Revolution as Modernization A Huntington s Argument between Modernization Theory and Structural Accounts more in common with Skocpol clash of civilizations culture clashes 39 re ected ideas of modernization theory at time period Basic argument not the type of gov but rather the degree extent in which they govern institutions are either better or worse at governing in any type of gov revolutions tend to happen in nondemocratic societies no feedback from people B Revolution as Filling as Institutional Void 39 ultimate expression of modernizing outlook man should play political role different from modernization theory because of his focus on institutions departs from circularvague modernization theory political processes cause modernization political instability gt revolution 39 neglect to certain groups such as peasants dangerous no feedback from the people these people rise and create change revolution want to implement alternative gov attempts to leave behind the old and create new parallels modernization theoryBUT 39 departs from modernization theory similar to Skocpol institutionspolitical processes are channels in which political change takes place mechanics of political change gt structural view of change similar to Marx 39 revolution replaces an already damaged government 39 weaknesses in politicaleconomicsocial aspects of society which leaves an opening for revolution when there is avoid something will ll it Nazi Germany 39 NOT an elite dominated and thought out plan more to fill a gap 39 not arguing that revolution is inevitable political institutions either change and improve OR change completely violently II Explaining Revolution A Quest for Political Participation 39 must accompany political instability for a revolution 39 interests organized to replace institutions must be ready to participate 39 many countries have instability but not always a revolution 39 societies with a readiness to participate politically gt hallmark of modernizing determines which societies actually have a revolution revolutions happen in countries that between traditional and modern society eager to participate dissatisfaction 39 argues that revolution is midpoint facilitate to modern society 39 revolution acts against governments with limited participation legitimatization exists in different ways in nondemocratic vs democratic governments most likely will work better in democratic societies ALL societies have a mechanism of legitimatization in revolution mechanism of legitimatization isn t working ex France mechanism failed dysfunction B Role of Middle Class must be budding nascent middle class 39 education organized and eager to participate English and French Revolutions middleclass phenomenon revolution 39 consistently revolution across the globe 39 only exits in scotty that have at least begun modernization ex American Revolution doesn t believe this was a revolution however Definitions 1 Samuel Huntington American political scientist critique of modernization theory wrote Political Order in Changing Societies 2 Thomas Paine wrote Common Sense which was in uential in starting the American Revolution 3 Mao Zedong Mao TseTung Chinese Communist Revolutionary Josef Stalin Soviet Communist leader office from 1920s50s 5 Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 ended imperial rule and led to creation of Soviet Union led by Vladimir Lenin 5
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