Endogenous Democratization

@article{Boix2003EndogenousD,
  title={Endogenous Democratization},
  author={C. Boix and Carles Susan Carol Stokes},
  journal={World Politics},
  year={2003},
  volume={55},
  pages={517 - 549}
}
  • C. Boix, Carles Susan Carol Stokes
  • Published 2003
  • World Politics
  • We show that economic development increases the probability that a country will undergo a transition to democracy. Ours contradicts Przeworski and his associates’ (1997, 2000) finding, 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, we reveal that economic growth causes nondemocracies to democratize. We show that the effect of economic development on the probability of a… CONTINUE READING
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