Endogenous Democratization

  title={Endogenous Democratization},
  author={Carles Boix and Susan Stokes},
  journal={World Politics},
  pages={517 - 549}
The authors show that economic development increases the probability that a country will undergo a transition to democracy. These results contradict the finding of Przeworski and his associates, that development causes democracy to last but not to come into existence in the first place. By dealing adequately with problems of sample selection and model specification, the authors discover that economic growth does cause nondemocraciesto democratize. They show that the effect of economic… 

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