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POLS 103 1st Edition Lecture 31Outline of Last Lecture Last Class was Exam 3Outline of Current Lecture II. Brazilian Election III. Taiwan and Hong KongIV. China/Constitution V. Jihad IdeologyVI. Elections in TunisiaVII. Russia/West Current LectureBrazilian ElectionClose race. Closest in Brazilian Historysince the election was so close, it will make governing very hard. more governance problems Incumbents always usually win, not just in BrazilIn democracies, businesses tend to give money to the people already in office money buys accessIn Brazil economy is slowing re-election winners tend not to change policyTaiwan and Hong KongTaiwan is an odd countryformed from the losing side (nationalists) of Chinaremnant government who lost the civil war in ‘49Chinese government has always claimed that Taiwan is an internal matter- “breakaway province”Taiwan has a pretty big Asian economy US trades with TaiwanRelations between China and Taiwan are relatively goodeconomic/cultural relations between the states These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.Hong Kong protests have worsened the present relations lots of people thought best solution would be to bring Taiwan in like Hong KongSince China wont let Hong Kong be democratic Taiwan doesn’t want to become ChineseDemographics in Taiwanvery few Taiwan people remember leaving China their own country now why would they want to be part of China again?China/Constitutionnew president is trying to enforce adherence to the Chinese constitution Constitution- how we govern ourselves China has no checks and balanceswhat the party says is the lawHaving a constitution makes it easier on Beijing to force the local party bosses to be less corrupt In this case a “constitution” means very different things to very different political systems rampant corruption in China corruption makes it harder to grow corruption is political Jihad IdeologyNot everyone on ISIS’s side is unified in what they believe there has been a 70+ years, rejection of the west ideology was coined in 1950s Elections in Tunisia recent election in Tunisia seems to be goodnews for stability/democracyonly Tunisia seems to have successfully gotten rid of an authoritarian regime and replaced it with democracy, compared to the rest of the countries that went through the Arab Spring Russia/WestPutin has made anti-Americanism a fundamental part of his political agenda Putin has blamed US for almost everything Fact: Russias economy is in bad shape Putin could be trying to use theory “rally round the flag” effect which creates patriotism this makes people forget/ ignore internal problems Putin has benefited from this the question is, does Putin really mean this- is this a new cold war, or is this just cheap talk?These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a


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