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Political Science 1020E Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Robert A. Dahl, Liberal Democracy, Oligarchy

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Political Science
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Political Science 1020E
Bruce Morrison

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Lecture 10
Monday, February 12, 2018
11:17 AM
Political Regimes in the Present
Canada is a federation because:
o The provinces have constitutional standing
According to Aristotle, if rule by the few is exercised in the interest of all, then the
regime is an aristocracy. What do we can we call it if few rule by their interest?
o Oligarchy
Three worlds classification
First world
Second world
Third world
Recent challenges to 'Three Worlds'
o Development in Third World
NICs, Newly Industrializing Countries
BRICs, Brazil, Russia, India, China
Rise of China, is west still best?
o Third wave of democracy, since 1974
o Fourth wave as of 1989-91
o Collapse of USSR - End of Second World
o Partial Integration of China - But no new second world
The "End of History"?
First World - Only world?
Every country is looking at the First world, and trying to be them
o Liberalism
o Capitalism
o Democracy
No, complex world
A New Framework?
1. Western polyarchies:
o Robert Dahl
Rule of Law
Increasing participation
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