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CNIT 160: Ill Winds

CNIT 160: Ill Winds

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From the book "Ill Winds" by Larry Diamond
Slides for a college class by Sam Bowne. More information at
https://samsclass.info/160/160_F19.shtml

From the book "Ill Winds" by Larry Diamond
Slides for a college class by Sam Bowne. More information at
https://samsclass.info/160/160_F19.shtml

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CNIT 160: Ill Winds

  1. 1. ILL WINDS for CNIT 160 Sam Bowne 9-9-19
  2. 2. Democracies • Democracies fail if they lack good governance • Endemic corruption • Scandals over graft • Power-abusing presidents • Governments that fail to provide • Jobs, rising incomes • Lower crime rates • Electricity, water, roads, schools
  3. 3. Social Capital • Succeessful democracies are a civic community • People trust one another • They argue with mutual respect and tolerate differences • Citizens pay taxes, obey laws, and respect the political system
  4. 4. Growth of Democracy
  5. 5. How Democracies Fail
  6. 6. Polarization
  7. 7. Russia
  8. 8. China
  9. 9. The U.S.
  10. 10. Kleptocracy
  11. 11. Support Democracy

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