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8 Cards in this Set

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Political Culture

-Almond & Verba, The Civic Culture, Wk3

-attitude(s) toward the political system and its various parts

Types of political culture

-Almond & Verba, The Civic Culture, Wk3

1)Parochial - limited/no awareness of govt, no participation, no specialized roles (ex tribal)

2)Subject - Awareness of govt, but no participation (ex monarchy)

3)Participant - Awareness of and desire to participate in govt (ex democracy)

Theory of New Institutionalism

-Przeworski – Institutions Matter?, Wk4

1) Institutions influence norms, beliefs, and actions - therefore, they shape outcomes

2) Institutions are endogenous - how they function depends on the conditions from which the arise and in which they operate

-observation of institutions can affect their operations, which makes observing institutions difficult

"Exit" and "Voice"

-Hirschman, Exit Voice & Loyalty, Wk4

voice: attempt at change w/o leaving system

exit: leaving system when voice has failed

"Robust Civil Society"

-Berman, Collapse of Weimar Republic, Wk 3

-Putnam, Making Democracy Work, Wk2

Putnam: Robust Civil Society makes democracy possible

Berman: Robust Civil Society can be dangerous - see Nazi Germany

Contentious Politics

-Tilly, McAdam, Tarrow, Dynamics of Contention, Wk3

-collective, public political struggle in which govt plays a role, and outcome will affect at least one of the participant parties

Embedded Autonomy

-Evans, Predatory, Developmental,....., Wk5

-characteristic of effective states in which there are:

-well-developed, bureaucratic internal organization

-dense public-private ties

3rd world states as predators/rent-seekers

-Evans, Predatory, Developmental,....., Wk5

-outdated view that 3rd world states use their power apparatus to extract wealth rather than build better state

-Evans refutes the 2 theories (Utilitarian, Neo-util) that posit this notion