Democracy and Development

Axel Hadenius

in Institutions and Democratic Citizenship

Published in print July 2001 | ISBN: 9780199246663
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599392 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in Democratization

 Democracy and Development

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Starts with a survey of the waves of democratization in the twentieth century. The matter of explanation is then addressed. Different socio‐economic theories are scrutinized: the modernization argument and the capitalism and class arguments. Thereafter the relationship between institutions and democratic development is clarified more precisely. Most important are (1) a legacy of pluralism, (2) instruments of power sharing, (3) a rule‐governed state apparatus.

Keywords: capitalism; class; democratic development; democratization; institutions; modernization; pluralism; power sharing; rule‐governed state; socio‐economic theory

Chapter.  14594 words. 

Subjects: Politics

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