Development and Democracy: What Have We Learned and How?

Development and Democracy: What Have We Learned and How?


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Development and Democracy: What Have We Learned and How? by Ole Elgstrom

Development and Democracy confirms the robust relationship between levels of economic development and democracy, but suggests that globalization is a key variable in determining the tenuous nature of this relationship in the periphery of the world economy. It raises new questions about the role of social classes in democratization, and points to the importance of including the nature of the state as a factor in the study of democratization. A further important finding is that countries with mixed legal systems correlate less positively with democracy than do countries with more homogenous legal systems. Moreover, Development and Democracy shows conclusively that the way researchers design their studies has a major impact on their findings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415406710
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/29/2002
Series: Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

1. Development and Democracy: An Overview-Goran Hyden
2. Globalization and Democracy: An Overlooked Connection-Jonas Johansson
3. Development, Class and Democracy: Is There a relationship?-Renske Doorenspleet
4. Power-Sharing and Democracy: Pros and Cons of the Rustow-Lijphart Approach--Axel Hadenius
5. Development, Law and Democracy: Exploring a New Relationship-Karin Hilmer Pedersen and Ole Nørgaard
6. Modernization and Democracy: Electoral Systems as Intermediate Variable-Lars Johannsen
7. Problems of Measuring Democracy: Illustrations from Africa-Staffan Lindberg
8. Democratization in Africa: In Search of Depth and Nuances-Goran Hyden
9. Civil Society and Democratization: Theoretical and Empirical Challenges-Caroline Boussard
10. Development and the External Dimension of Regime Transitions: Illustrations from Indonesia -Anders Uhlin
11. Development and Democracy: Gains and Gaps-Ole Elgström

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