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Week 5 Notes

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Week 5 Notes POLS 331

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Politics of the Middle East and North Africa
Ellis Golberg

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Lecture slides from class, along with some notes that can help understand oil rents and the concept of oil in authoritarian regimes.
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Ellis Golberg
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Date Created: 11/04/15
Presidents and Tribes Sudan Libya and Yemen According to Owen PresidentsforIife were managers Societies were tribal Consequently quota constant manipulation of a variety of subnational solidarities and allegiances What are tribes Owen quotA very plastic term May refer to how the ruler views society rather than how members of society view themselves Note well we don t seem to have seen tribes in The Country of Men although we did see a family s quotHigh Council Theseare all tribes Abd aIRahman Ibn Khaldun Writing in the 14th century CE he came up with a more useful de nition for our purposes Note It is not quotmore correct but it is quotmore useful for what we re doing in this course Two kinds of societies Those in which people rely on the state to defend them and their property Those in which people rely on themselves to defend themselves and their property Where people rely on themselves family ties and personal loyalties play a larger role than where they rely on the state For most of us our primary experience with tribes comes from Mel Gibson Owen recognizes this Don t overlook his point that tribes exist where the state cannot bring autonomous societies under its control This may be due to topography mountain desert Or local solidarity Leaders as arbitrators Presidents in these countries face regional rebellions and con icts Consequently they must arbitrate con icts rather than enforce rules Presidents themselves are threatened by coups and assassination Segue to The Arab Spring Lineages of Repression Two Questions Why authoritarian durability What explains partial authoritarian breakdown The short answer an update on Bellin Oil revenues Hereditary succession Take a step back Note that this is a different way of looking at things than Owen employs No question of variation among presidential repubhcs Financial resources to maintain repression are assumed to be key Managing leadership transition is perceived as the key task of any regime Two Dimensions of Power Despotic power coercive violence quotInfrastructural power assess and tax income and wealth wo consent enforce its will in a day overall in uence over economy penetrates everyday life more But this doesn t differentiate democracies from dictatorships Does the US government get its way Mann and our authors may overstate the capacity of the US government Here Alabama Governor George Wallace is preventing the integration of the state university Another test the Holocaust Jewish survival rates in Denmark and Albania were 100 Jewish survival rates in Poland were 10 Jewish survival rates in Greece and the Netherlands were 25 Jewish survival rates in Norway were 59 and in France 74 The difference isn t Nazi policy or state capacity it lies in social organization Anne Frank Someone had to tell the police where Anne Frank was hiding Was it due to fear of the police Or was it due to anti Semitism A surfeit of despotic power Note that the reference here is to the ability to deploy violence against large numbers of people individually and in masses The Twofold importance of oil A source of revenue A strategic concern of the US Oil as a rent To reiterate Oil has a single market price globally BUT not all oil costs the same to produce Oil in the North Sea is more expensive than oil in Saudi Arabia or Iran to produce this makes Saudi and Iranian oil more pro table ie it produces a quotrentquot IN ADDITION oil producers can make pro ts up to the point where a costeffective substitute appears coal natural gas solar power hydropower Who Owns the Oil In the US private individuals own subsoil resources BUT in most of the world the state owns sub soil resources How Important is Oil in an Economy In the Arab OPEC members Algeria Kuwait Libya Qatar Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates oil provides most of the country s foreign currency earnings and much of its GNP In Great Britain Norway Texas Louisiana oil is far less important What Do OilRich States Buy Evidently guns and butter They spend more on arms and security They also provide extensive social bene ts to the population One important difference therefore is also percapita oi income Dubai 14100 percapita oil and gas w 4 an 3 IV 55 lili a pwwwmwE5 m I J 14 a oa Algeria 1930 percapita oil and gas K if CIAT4 LFlt39739T quot 1


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