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University of Toronto Scarborough
Political Science
R Rice

Lecture 1 State Power • A major determinant of development strategies and outcomes is the character of the state and the domestic power structures and political coalitions underpinning it. • Types of state power: o Despotic power: the power to control and suppress (characterizes the Global South) o Infrastructural power: the power to administer and transform (typical of the Global North) • Roots of despotic power: o State borders and institutions were artificially imposed by colonial rulers, bringing groups of people together. o Bolivia-> first time that people joined the military and the government finally registered their names. o Strong despotic power but weak transformative or infrastructural power. o The purpose and point of colonial rule was extractive and not developmental. o Despotic power protects the interest of the ruling elites against the lower classes o Characteristics of the colonial states were entrenched by the ruling elites after independence to protect their interests. • Market Democracy and Development o Mainstream View: There is a natural affinity
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