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Democracy and Development : Political Institutions and Well-Being in the World, 1950 1990
by Przeworski, Adam (Editor), and Alvarez, Michael E, and Cheibub, Jose Antonio

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Is economic development conducive to political democracy? Does democracy foster or hinder material welfare? These two questions are examined by looking at the experience of 135 countries between 1950 and 1990. Descriptive information, statistical analyses, and historical narratives are interwoven to gain an understanding of the dynamic of political regimes and their impact on economic development and other aspects of material welfare. The findings, several most surprising, dispel any notion of a trade-off between democracy and development. Economic development does not generate democracies but democracies are much more likely to survive in wealthy societies. Political regimes have no impact on the growth of total national incomes, while political instability affects growth only in dictatorships. Per capita incomes grow faster in democracies since population increases faster under dictatorships. In general, political regimes have more of an effect on demography than on economics.

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Democracy and Development: Political Institutions and Well-Being in the World, 1950-1990 (Cambridge Studies in the Theory of Democracy)Democracy and Development: Political Institutions and Well-Being in the World, 1950-1990 (Cambridge Studies in the Theory of Democracy) (Hardcover)
Pub. Date: 2000-08-28
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Democracy and Development: Political Institutions and Well-Being in the World, 1950-1990Democracy and Development: Political Institutions and Well-Being in the World, 1950-1990 (Hard cover)
Pub. Date: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Is economic development conducive to political democracy? Does democracy foster or hinder material welfare? These two questions are examined by looking at the experience of 135 countries between 1950 and 1990. Descriptive information, statistical analyses, and historical narratives are interwoven to gain an understanding of the dynamic of political regimes and their impact on economic development and other aspects of material welfare. The findings, several most surprising, dispel any notion of a trade-off between democracy and development. Economic development does not generate democracies but democracies are much more likely to survive in wealthy societies. Political regimes have no impact on the growth of total national incomes, while political instability affects growth only in dictatorships. Per capita incomes grow faster in democracies since population increases faster under dictatorships. In general, political regimes have more of an effect on demography than on economics.

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  • PID: 11298846424
  • ISBN-13: 9780521790321
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Seller: Alibris
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    Notes: Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 340 p. Contains: Illustrations, black & white. Cambridge Studies in the Theory of Democracy.