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Democratization

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Department
Political Science
Course
POL201Y1
Professor
Sophia Moreau
Semester
Winter

Description
Politics OF Development Democratization: Third Wave January 24 , 2011 Samuel Huntington argues that there have been 3 waves of democracy. Transformations of non-democracys to democracys. 1 wave Was a long wave of democracy spanning from the 17 century to the 19 th century France and Britain. Cause of first wave was modernization, literacy, urbanization and the rise of the middle class. 2 Wave comes after ww2, one example is the imposition of democracy on Germany and japan. Also the decolonization and formation of new countries like Ghana and Nigeria. 3 Wavebegins in 1974 Portuguese dictatorship is overthrown by its military. In 1974 there are only 40 demos in the world and are in industrialized countries. Demo expands dramatically after 1974, Greeces military rule collapses and the Spanish general died in 1975. 1979-85 many militaries withdraw in favour of popular rule. By the mid 1980s the 3wave spread to Asia, Koreas military also withdraws. Also changes
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