Conversionary Protestants Do Not Cause Democracy

@article{Nikolova2020ConversionaryPD,
  title={Conversionary Protestants Do Not Cause Democracy},
  author={Elena Nikolova and Jakub Polansky},
  journal={British Journal of Political Science},
  year={2020},
  volume={51},
  pages={1723 - 1733}
}
Abstract In The Missionary Roots of Liberal Democracy, Robert D. Woodberry (2012) claims that conversionary Protestantism influenced the emergence of stable democracies around the world. While his historical analysis is exhaustive, the accompanying empirical evidence suffers from severe inconsistencies. This letter replicates Woodberry's analysis using twenty-six alternative democracy measures and extends the time period over which the democracy measures are averaged. These two simple… 

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