POL101Y1 Final: POL100 UofT St.George. Kopstein & Wong. Lecture notes in preparation for December 12, 2013 Exam.
Professor wong and kopstein pol100 uoft saint george. Africa (1989) by fw de klerk, soviet union (late 1980"s) by gorbachev. Push pull factors of democracy: bottom up pressure, demands, international pressure, legitimacy crisis, preemptive strategic choice. Making democracies work: institutions - rules of the game , rights and limits, winners and losers. The rise of the west and marxism: twin revolutions 16th-19th - agricultural and industrial, agricultural revolution may be hyperbole to use the word revolution, industrial revolution origins late 18th century england. Consequences: things that were previously seen as luxury items were now seen as necessities, birth of middle class who broke out of laborer status to professionals or entrepreneurs. Limits to growth: class analysis is powerful stuff as is the notion of the force inherent of capitalist order. Liberalism and working class: extension of franchise - right to vote, rise of social democracy in western europe.