Capitalist Development and Democracy / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $6.85
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 75%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (6) from $6.85   
  • Used (6) from $6.85   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$6.85
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(481)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Good
1992 Paperback Good No writing or highlighting Still nice, but it will have reading and shelf wear. Nothing bad, we promise! 99.9% Positive Feedback. SHIPS OUT WITHIN 1 ... BUSINESS DAY! CHARITY SALE! 100% of the proceeds benefit the literacy and educational efforts of Books for America. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Fairfax, VA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$6.87
Seller since 2006

Feedback rating:

(60473)

Condition: Good
Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

Ships from: Mishawaka, IN

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$18.22
Seller since 2011

Feedback rating:

(310)

Condition: Acceptable
Fair Cover has some rubbing and edge wear. There is handwriting and/or underlining throughout the book.

Ships from: St Paul, MN

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$41.22
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(481)

Condition: Good
1992 Paperback Good Underlining on only 5 pages. Nice condition. Only very light reading wear. 99.9% Positive Feedback. SHIPS OUT WITHIN 1 BUSINESS DAY! CHARITY SALE! 100% of ... the proceeds benefit the literacy and educational efforts of Books for America. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Fairfax, VA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$79.87
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(17)

Condition: Good
Good Ships from UK in 48 hours or less (usually same day). Your purchase helps support the African Children's Educational Trust (A-CET). Ex-library, so some stamps and wear, and ... may have sticker on cover, but in good overall condition. 100% money back guarantee. We are a world class secondhand bookstore based in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom and specialize in high quality textbooks across an enormous variety of subjects. We aim to provide a vast range of textbooks, rare and collectible books at a great price. Through our work with A-CET we have helped give hundreds of young people in Africa the vital chance to get an education. We provide a 100% money back guarantee and are dedicated to providing our customers with the highest standards of service in the bookselling industry. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see th Read more Show Less

Ships from: Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$91.99
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(56)

Condition: Good
Buy with Confidence. Excellent Customer Support. We ship from multiple US locations. No CD, DVD or Access Code Included.

Ships from: Fort Mill, SC

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview


It is a commonplace claim of Western political discourse that capitalist development and democracy go hand in hand. Cross-national statistical research on political democracy supports this claim. By contrast, comparative historical studies carried out within a political economy approach argue that economic development was and is compatible with multiple political forms.

The authors offer a fresh and persuasive resolution to the controversy arising out of these contrasting traditions. Focusing on advanced industrial countries, Latin America, and the Caribbean, they find that the rise and persistence of democracy cannot be explained either by an overall structural correspondence between capitalism and democracy or by the role of the bourgeoisie as the agent of democratic reform. Rather, capitalist development is associated with democracy because it transforms the class structure, enlarging the working and middle classes, facilitating their self-organization, and thus making it more difficult for elites to exclude them. Simultaneously, development weakens the landed upper class, democracy's most consistent opponent.

The relationship of capitalist development to democracy, however, is not mechanical. As the authors show, it depends on a complex interplay of three clusters of power: the balance of power among social classes, power relations between the state and society, and transnational structures of economic and political power. Looking to the future, the book concludes with some reflections on current prospects for the development of stable democracy in Latin America and Eastern Europe.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226731445
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/1993
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 398
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.13 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

John D. Stephens is the Gerhard E. Lenski, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents


Preface
1. Introduction: The Problem of Capitalist Development and Democracy
2. Capitalist Development and Democracy: The Controversy
Comparative Historical and Cross-national Quantitative Research on Development and Democracy
Methodological Reflections
3. Capitalist Development and Democracy: A Theoretical Framework
Democracy and its Relation to Social Inequality
Class Structures, Classes, and Class Organizations
State Structures and Democracy
Democracy and the Transnational Structures of Power
Comparative Research on Democracy in a New Framework
4. Advanced Capitalist Countries
Introduction
The Transition to Democracy in Europe: The Democratic Cases
Transition and Breakdown: The Authoritarian Cases
Democratic Development in Britain's Settler Colonies
Conclusion and Discussion
5. Latin America
The Argument
Conditions for Initial Democratization
Regime Transformations after Initial Democratization
Regime Transformations and Transnational Structures of Power
Conclusion
6. Central America and The Caribbean
Introduction
Caribbean and Central American Cases Compared
Variations within the English-speaking Caribbean
Conclusion
7. Conclusions and Reflections
Theoretical Assessment
Reflections
Appendix: Classification of Regimes
Notes
References
Index
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)