UW-Madison POLISCI 106 - Final Exam Study Guide (14 pages)

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Final Exam Study Guide

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This study goes over lectures 19-24, which cover the key points of China's and Mexico's current and past political and economic systems.


Pages:
14
Type:
Study Guide
School:
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Course:
Polisci 106 - Introduction to Comparative Politics
Edition:
1

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POLI SCI 106 1st Edition Exam 3 Study Guide Lectures 19 24 Lecture 19 11 18 China I Three Types of Non Democratic Regimes Linz Juan Totalitarian and Authoritarian Regimes all non democratic other than that very different totalitarian sultanistic authoritarian Totalitarian Regimes power monopoly power concentrated in hands of individual or small group ruler s not accountable ruler s cannot be dislodged from power by institutionalized peaceful means strong ideology basis of legitimacy provides meaning historical purpose interpretation of social reality goal remake society mankind mass mobilization active mobilization for citizen participation passive obedience and apathy undesirable vehicle of mobilization single mass party and closely affiliated organizations other characteristics political violence widespread and systematic ex USSR esp under Stalian ideology Marxism Leninism power monopoly power concentrated in hands of one or very few members of CP mobilization CP key to mass mobilization society supposed to actively participate in building communism Sultanistic Regimes tyrannical arbitrary rule by individual and close followers power monopoly see totalitarianism no ideology little effort of legitimation mobilization no organized participation other characteristics pursues private not collective goals ex personal wealth of ruler often arbitrary use of power and violence ex Dominican Republic under Trujillo 1930 61 ideology none power monopoly power concentrated in Trujillo s hands key posts filled by family members and associates country private domain of leader mobilization no mobilization isolation lack of education apathy passive submission necessary for regime stability Authoritarian Regimes leader or small group exercises power within ill defined but predictable limits lacks arbitrariness of sultanism no power monopoly but limited political pluralism power is not fully concentrated dispersed among some political economic and social groups with some degree of



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