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GV245 Revision Pack

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These are GV245 exam notes cover weeks 3, 7, 9, 13, 14 and 15 on Democratic Transitions and Consolidation. There are 99 pages in total. The document includes lecture notes, class notes, reading notes as well as a list of essay questions and essay plans. This student achieved 64% for their final exam in this module.

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These are GV245 exam notes cover weeks 3, 7, 9, 13, 14 and 15 on Democratic Transitions and Consolidation. There are 99 pages in total.  

Week 3 Notes

These notes cover theories of democratization (including structural or agency-based explanations) and transitology. The broad lines of this topic focus on the academy’s questioning of the validity of the traditional  transition paradigm, and working towards more fluid transition models that reflect changing dynamics of the world and show democracy to be a marriage of agency and structural theories. The file includes lecture notes, class notes, reading notes, a list of possible essay questions, as well as essay plans. (14 pages)

Week 7 Notes

The file includes lecture notes, class notes, reading notes, a list of possible essay questions, as well as essay plans for both hybrid regimes and globalization themes. The first part on Hybrid regimes focuses on conceptualization hybrids into different categories, explaining the pervasiveness of such regime forms and ultimately discrediting the transition paradigm entirely. The second part on globalization focuses on the new challenges that this phenomenon brought about for the application of democracy especially in balancing the requirements of national democracy/sovereignty and global dynamics of trade and such. The file includes lecture notes, class notes, reading notes, a list of possible essay questions, as well as essay plans for both hybrid regimes and globalization themes. (20 pages)


Week 9 Notes

The notes will show that in many instances, Islamic structures and organizations contributed to mass mobilization against Suharto regime but the Islam factor was neither completely conducive to the Indonesian struggle for democracy. The document includes lecture notes, class notes, reading notes, a lit of essay questions as well as essay plans. The notes take us through a chronology of the democratic developments in India and the role of religion within them. (11 pages)


Week 13 Notes

The notes debute with an overview of Turkey’s modern history from the fall of the Ottoman Empire to Attaturk’s modernization and the AKP’s ‘modern form’ of pragmatic Islamism (masking growing authoritarianism). The notes also look into the implications of each regime change on democracy and its application in Turkey. The document includes lecture notes, class notes, reading notes as well as a list of essay questions and essay plans. (16 pages)


Week 14 Notes

The notes analyze explanations for the outbreak of the civil war – by appeal to democratic peace theory. It also studies the resilience of the Algerian government’s authoritarianism in the form of a pseudo-democratic state, thus shedding light on the reasons Algeria did not experience ‘An Arab spring’ in the form experienced elsewhere in North Africa. The document includes lecture notes, class notes, reading notes as well as a list of essay questions and essay plans. (15 pages)


Week 15 Notes

The notes focus on an attempt to explain the outbreak of the uprisings in several Arab countries, including Egypt and Tunisia, after decades of authoritarian rule. It mainly asses the difference in democratic outcomes by appealing to the differing behavior of main players – the military, its structure and its links to society and the state/regime. It thus deal with different theories of transition. The document includes lecture notes, class notes, reading notes as well as a list of essay questions and essay plans. (23 pages)

This student achieved 64% for their final exam in this module.

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