Comparative Democratization

  title={Comparative Democratization},
  author={Valerie Sharon L Bunce},
  journal={Comparative Political Studies},
  pages={703 - 734}
  • V. Bunce
  • Published 1 September 2000
  • Political Science
  • Comparative Political Studies
Comparative studies of democratization have produced two types of generalizations: those having nearly universal application and those applying to a range of countries within a region. In the first category are such arguments as the role of high levels of economic development in guaranteeing democratic sustainability, the centrality of political elites in establishing and terminating democracy, and deficits in rule of law and state capacity as the primary challenge to the quality and survival… 
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