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Hypothesis Regarding the Democratic Uprising in the Arab world (Rise of democratic movements)

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC101Y1
Professor
Robert Brym
Semester
Winter

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SOC101 March 9, 2011 Hypothesis Regarding the Democratic Uprising in the Arab world (Rise of democratic movements) Hypothesis 1 (weakest): Twitter Revolutions Hypothesis 2: Youth Rebellions Hypothesis 3 (strongest): Urban working & middle class uprisings Major Characteristics of Canadian Democracy Today • Large, persistent, wealth-based inequalities in political influence & political participation • Widespread political apathy • A little left of centre (average Canadian vs. average American chart) How do Canada’s political parties vary from left to right? • Tendencies for certain classes, religions, & regions to favour certain parties that favour the interests of those populations • Most important that determines the percentage of voting in particular classes depends on how powerful they are (not just econ
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