Fri, Feb 17

Ch. 6, Nondemocratic Regimes


  1. Having taken power as leaders of a fledgling nondemocratic state, how will you institutionalize and maintain your rule? Drawing relevant insights and lessons from Chapter 6, present a realistic and workable plan to increase your power and solidify your control of the country. Explain your reasoning for your chosen strategies and techniques.
    • Extra credit (5 pts.): Which group's plan is best?
  2. Institutions in Action (204-205): What explains the different paths of Zimbabwe and South Africa?
  3. Questions and Methods (208-209): Are resources good for democracy?