Democratization

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1. Which pair distinguish between the 'rulers and the ruled' and the 'rich and the poor' in explaining the first wave of democratization?

  • Boix and Stokes
  • Beux and Stikes
  • Stone and Bone
  • Box and Stick
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2. What, according to Huntington is a wave of democratization?

  • a group of transitions from nondemocratic to democratic regimes that occur within a period of time that significantly outnumber transitions in the opposite direction during that period of time
  • a period in which democracy is consolidated across the majority of democratic regimes

3. Which of the following is not a reason why the combination of presidentialism and multipartism is destabilizing according to Mainwaring?

  • president can't be partisan enough
  • likely to produce legislative deadlock
  • more likely to produce ideological polarization
  • difficulties with interparty coalition building

4. Who says that natural resources and womens' role in Muslim societies are the main obstacles to democratization there?

  • Zebra
  • Dog
  • Fish
  • Rabbit

5. Which of the following is not a critique of Huntington's waves of democracy analysis presented by Doorenspleet?

  • methodological: the number of states in the world changes to using a percentage is misleading
  • it ignores the inclusivity dimension (Dahl's criteria for democracy)
  • it doesn't account for level of democratic participation
  • conceptual: it fails to provide a clear and meaningful distinction between democratic and nondemocratic regimes

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