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Democracy and Development

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  • Date Published: October 1992
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521416856

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  • This book is a uniquely wide-ranging study of the meaning of democracy and the factors which determine its level. Drawing on data from all 132 sovereign states of the Third World, it first specifies the essential elements of democracy (the holding of elections to decision making bodies, and the maintenance of political liberties), and then tests theories suggested to explain its varying level through statistical analysis. Theories related to socio-economic conditions, demographic and cultural factors, and institutional arrangements are explored in a cross-national perspective.

    • Study of theories of what democracy means, and of what factors determine its level
    • Theories on democracy are tested statistically against data collected from every Third World country (132 in all). No other book has attempted such a wide-ranging analysis
    • Market is both in political science and political theory, and in development studies
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "This book is worthwhile reading for both the newcomer to democratic theory and the expert seeking empirical work on the requisites of democracy in a global setting." Harvard International Review

    "A welcome contribution to the growing literature on democratization; its empirical findings will raise debates and controversies." R. Fatton Jr., Choice

    "His ideas, data and analytical techniques will - and should- be widely utilized and revised by others to retest and refine, refute, or broaden his conclusions." American Political Science Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 1992
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521416856
    • length: 232 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 155 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.482kg
    • contains: 11 b/w illus. 31 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of tables and figure
    Part I. Determining the Level of Democracy:
    1. Points of departure
    2. Political democracy
    3. An index of democracy
    Part II. Explaining the Level of Democracy:
    4. Introduction
    5. Socio-economic conditions
    6. Demographic and cultural conditions
    7. Institutional conditions
    8. General picture and problems of causality

  • Author

    Axel Hadenius, Uppsala Universitet, Sweden

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