Changing Mass Priorities: The Link between Modernization and Democracy

@article{Inglehart2010ChangingMP,
  title={Changing Mass Priorities: The Link between Modernization and Democracy},
  author={R. Inglehart and C. Welzel},
  journal={Perspectives on Politics},
  year={2010},
  volume={8},
  pages={551 - 567}
}
A revised version of modernization theory implies that certain cultural variables (deeply-instilled attitudes among the public of a society) play an important role in democratization—and considerable empirical evidence supports this claim. Nevertheless, these variables are rarely used in econometric analysis of democratization. Why? One important reason is a tendency to view subjective mass orientations as volatile, relatively “soft” data. Analyzing data from many Large-N comparative survey… Expand
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