POL101Y1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 3: Tvs Television Network, Liberal Democracy, Human Capital

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Chapter 3
The Democratic Recession
Primer
- 1999 military overthrew Pakistani’s constitutional democracy after a decade
of deepening political corruption
- Single most serious reverse in the third wave
- Largest country to breakdown since 1974
- Military was praised for saving the state
- Causes for breakdown a) justice system and rule of law had deteriorated b)
country was polarized along ethnic and religious lines= violence c) economic
failure and injustice
Third wave reversals all 3 governments derive revenue from oil experts
RUSSIA
- Yeltsin presidency concentrated power eventually failed in his 2nd term when
he then turned his position in his political party power to Putin who won the
election
- But Putin ruthlessly centralized power by eliminating elected heads in
legislature and then forcing owners of mass media into exile
- Since the seizure in 2003 of the TVS television network, Russia now only has
media networks controlled by the government
- Putin has gone on to fraudulently imprison wealthy business men,
journalists, and anyone standing in his way
- He has ordered the abolishment of popular election of governors in 89
regions of Russia
VENEZUELA
- when oil priced declined in the 1980s the living standard decreased
- Chávez spread around more cash buying up support and undermining civil
society in the face of political trouble
NIGERA
- in 2003 the election was rigged by issuing 10 million voter cards, opposition
voters were denied registration, local government elections were prevented
- instead of local governments, 36 governors from Obasanjo’s party were
appointed caretakers of local committees
- the danger of voting eventually discouraged people from voting in an already
rigged election
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1999 military overthrew pakistani"s constitutional democracy after a decade of deepening political corruption. Single most serious reverse in the third wave. Military was praised for saving the state. Causes for breakdown a) justice system and rule of law had deteriorated b) country was polarized along ethnic and religious lines= violence c) economic failure and injustice. Third wave reversals all 3 governments derive revenue from oil experts. Yeltsin presidency concentrated power eventually failed in his 2nd term when he then turned his position in his political party power to putin who won the election. But putin ruthlessly centralized power by eliminating elected heads in legislature and then forcing owners of mass media into exile. Since the seizure in 2003 of the tvs television network, russia now only has media networks controlled by the government. Putin has gone on to fraudulently imprison wealthy business men, journalists, and anyone standing in his way.

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