Friday, August 21, 2009

Chicken and Egg

Another part of the "sequencing" debate when it comes to democratization: get leaders in place with electoral legitimacy first (and then with that legitimacy they gain control of the monopoly of force within the state) -- or establish a clear command and control network and then concern yourself with how the commander in chief comes to power?

Can we not say the same for socialization? We have witnessed a domestic case study in "sequencing".
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