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What Causes Democratization?

Barbara Geddes

in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics

Published in print July 2009 | ISBN: 9780199566020
Published online September 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199566020.003.0014

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Political Science

 What Causes Democratization?

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This article tries to determine what causes democratization. It begins by studying the cause of the correlation between development and democracy, and views the models of democratization as strategic interactions between elites and citizens. The last section considers two context differences that might influence the democratization process: the historical period it takes place in and the type of regime that democracy replaces.

Keywords: democratization; causes; correlation; development; democracy; models; strategic interactions; context differences; historical period; type of regime

Article.  10993 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Comparative Politics ; Political Economy

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