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Lecture 9

lecture 9& 10 State building and Regime Consolidation

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Political Science
POLI 227
Rex Brynen

Statebuilding and Regime Consolidation At independenceMuch has changed o End to colonial rule o New state and state machinery o New political demandsButmuch hasnt o Economic dependency o Structure of local society The instability of most postcolonial regimes o CoupsFirst 30 years of decolonization 60 successful military coups in Africa alone o Civil conflictLots of irregular change of power VERY FEW because of elections StabilityInstability The instability of most postcolonial regimesHow important is stability o Stability as prerequisiteEg how can you pursue economic development How can you protect human rights without political stability o Stability and repressionEg Saddam Hussein wa
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