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  • Essay On Authoritarianism

    These are: the lack of civil society, a market-driven economy, low income and literacy levels, democratic neighbors and alienated culture to democracy (Bellin 141). Although these variables are present in the region, and play a role in authoritarian regimes, they are not sufficient explanation for the MENA region, given that other regions did manage to make the transition to democracy even though they had a similar presence of these variables. For example, civil society was week in sub Saharan Africa, although a democratic transition was still present (Bellin 141). Prerequisites for democratization are not a sufficient approach to explain resilience of authoritarianism. The MENA region authoritarianism lies more in the present conditions that hinder democracy (Bellin 141). Therefore, four hypotheses to the “democratic deficit” in MENA region are studied to better explain the outcome. The question to answer is: are these hypotheses confirmed when using the Arab Spring successful and unsuccessful revolutions as case studies? The analysis of each hypothesis…

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  • Eva Bellin Comparative Perspective Summary

    Democratization is not typically associated with the Middle East and North Africa. There are a variety of factors that can explain why this is the case. There is a lack or presence of civil society, the state controls the economy, the people are disadvantaged, the location of the Middle East and North Africa is disadvantageous for democracy, and the culture of the region can impact the government (Bellin 2004, 139-141). In The Robustness of Authoritarianism in the Middle East: Exceptionalism in…

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  • Democratic Dictatorship: A Democratic Regime Analysis

    specific type of regime.Just as there are three different roles for a state to play, there are also three different types of regimes, which are democracy, totalitarian, and authoritarian.Democratic regimes are best formulated as “certain rules, uncertain outcomes.” Elements of a democratic regime include things such as freedom of speech, freedom of the press, right to habeas corpus, etc. Many countries began adopting the ideals of a democracy starting in 1828. The adoption of democracy became…

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  • Pacted Transition To Democracy Essay

    Out of the democratic transition mechanisms we studied in class, I would argue that the best way to move out of an authoritarian regime is an actor-centered pacted transition. During this essay, I will first discuss three reasons why an actor-centered pacted transition is the best transition to democracy. I will then conclude with how these three reasons combined make this type of transition the best. The first reason why an actor-centered pacted transition is the best way to move from…

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  • Democratization In Democracy

    foreign policy objectives; to promote democratization and the corresponding benefits of democracy (Heller 485). Interestingly enough, in the last two decades, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of democracies across the globe (Heller…

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  • Churchill's View Of Democracy Analysis

    On Churchill 's view of Democracy Dallas Gibb (104057793) University of Windsor Comparative Politics (45-130) November 26 2014 Winston Churchill had said once that “democracy is the worst form of government except all others that have been tried” meaning that democracy is the best form of government. Within a democracy, one can expect economic freedoms to pursue profits and better themselves through the free market, where as in authoritarian regimes, there is usually an absence…

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  • Authoritarianism And Democratization

    I particularly liked this article and thus will spend more time summarizing its findings. The author undertakes a statistical analysis (multivariate statistical inference approach) to draw his conclusions. Therefore, I find it interesting that its findings run contrary to the notion that Islamic values are a major barriers for the democratization process. Sabri Ciftci’s main argument is that religiosity, Islamic values, and social trust may poorly predict individual support for democracy in…

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  • Decentralization And Democratization Of Bhutan

    Critical analyze of the role of third Druk Gyalpo Jigme Dorji Wangchuk in the process of Democratization Bhutan is a small landlocked country which has been remain isolated for decades and left backward, unrecognized and never known to the outside world. However, after Wangchuk dynastic and hereditary monarchy came into existence with Jigme Dorji Wangchuk as third hereditary monarch of Bhutan who was being born to Azhi Phuntsho Choden and second king Jigme Wangchuk at Thruepang Palace (Trongsa)…

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  • The Role Of Democratization In China

    Democratization prospects for China have long been debated. How, if ever, will China change gears toward becoming a democratic society? Since World War I, many countries in Eastern Europe and Asia were met with a tremendous change in political climate as their communist regimes collapsed and citizens prepared to uphold the victory of democratic values. This, understandably, brought about much curiosity about a potential future fall of the Chinese communist party and China’s future prospects for…

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  • Democratization In Bhutan Essay

    Critically analyze the role of Third Druk Gyalpo Jigme Dorji Wangchuk in the process of democratization. While the first two kings of Bhutan concentrated primarily on uniting the kingdom, they didn't have a time to bring development in the country. The country had remained isolated and undeveloped. The system towards democracy's first step was taken when country agrees to appoint the Ugyen Wangchuk as the first monarchy in 1907. Furthermore,Third Druk Gyalpo Jigme Dorji Wangchuk initiated the…

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