1) The curse of oil refers to
- ahigh levels of pollution created by the petroleum industry.
- bthe inability of most countries whose economies are dominated by oil exports to democratize.
- ca condition such that private-sector firms are more powerful than governments.
- dthe dependence of upper socioeconomic classes on nationalized petroleum firms.
- ethe costs of transporting petroleum products over long distances.
2) How did the end of the Cold War affect the Third Wave?
- aThe breakup of the Soviet Union created more dictatorships.
- bLatin America dictators no longer had allies in Eastern Europe.
- cFewer refugees in underdeveloped nations felt the need to migrate due to economic conditions.
- dThe United States lost influence in Eastern Europe.
- eThe United States no longer had to coddle dictators who had resisted Communism.
3) Democratic consolidation requires that
- ano important political actors contemplate a return to dictatorship.
- bunion leaders do not influence the voting behavior of members.
- cmultiple failed attempts at democracy precede a successful transition.
- dleaders have the allegiance of the military and citizenry.
- ediffering political factions consolidate into a two-party system.
4) The Third Wave refers to a transition to democracy in many nations, including which of the following?
- aThe Philippines and North Korea
- bAfrica and Australia
- cSouth Africa and Brazil
- dMexico and New Zealand
- eisland nations in the Caribbean
5) Which aspect of democracy is taken for granted in industrialized nations but not found in many developing nations?
- acivilian control of the military
- bhigh levels of civilian employment
- cmultiparty elections
- dthe importance of natural resources
- ehigh literacy rates among all ages, in all income groups
6) Most new democracies that emerged after World War II
- aare Middle Eastern countries.
- bmodeled their government systems after those of their former colonial rulers.
- chold free but single-party elections.
- dare a by-product of failed communist revolutions.
- ehave economic power because of a wealth of natural resources.
7) Between 1960 and 2000, what percentage of the world’s worst economic performers was overseen by nondemocratic governments?
- a38 percent
- b50 percent
- c67 percent
- d75 percent
- e95 percent
8) Some experts believed that oppressive regimes were necessary for development because of their ability to
- araise literacy rates.
- blimit wages and labor unrest enough to attract private sector investment.
- cenlarge the middle class to increase consumerism and attract foreign investors.
- dpromote the development of labor unions.
- erestrict opposing political parties to promote stability.
9) Substantive democracy
- arefers to laws set by majority rule with no input from other groups.
- brequires that lower social classes receive such government benefits as free education and low-cost loans.
- cdoes not require freedom of the press if the state-run media is monitored by outside organizations.
- drequires that fair elections and government policies are accompanied by just policy outcomes.
- efalls outside mainstream views of democracy.
10) According to Adam Przeworski, no democratic system in a country has ever fallen where
- aper capita income exceeds $6,055 after adjustment for inflation.
- boil is the primary export.
- cthe rate of growth maintains a slow pace.
- dthe judicial system is independent of the executive branch.
- emilitary coups have ended totalitarian regimes.