Political Development as a Dialectical Process: Morocco in Perspective
Bateman, Lorraria Darnell
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This paper attempts to set forth and analyze the scholarly work of the Committee on the Comparative Politics of the Social Science Research Council. This committee was organized in the mid-60's in order to investigate and analyze the concept of political development. Essentially, the purpose of this paper is to initiate a dialogue by discussing political development in respect to Morocco. It is an example of what the Committee on Comparative Politics aspired political scientists to do. Hence, it relies heavily on the corollaries, theories, and hypotheses of this Committee. In this study, the elements in the process of political development are distinguished and Morocco's historical facts are used to exemplify the difficult problems that accompany any form of political development. Then generalizations are made concerning Morocco's development. There are four chapters in this paper. Chapter One sets the stage by defining political development. Chapter Two deals specifically with the political culture of Morocco. The Third Chapter focuses on the Government's capacity to rule. The Fourth Chapter concerns the degree of political participation in the decision-making process.