Income and the stability of democracy: Pushing beyond the borders of logic to explain a strong correlation?

  title={Income and the stability of democracy: Pushing beyond the borders of logic to explain a strong correlation?},
  author={Federico Traversa},
  journal={Constitutional Political Economy},
Abstract The statistical relationship between economic development and duration of democracy is one of the strongest in Political Science. Nevertheless, the theoretical mechanisms underlying this statistical link have been debated for decades. Adam Przeworski has proposed the simplest explanation, by indicating that wealth itself increases the probability of sustaining democracy, economic development and democratic stability are thus directly related. This paper discusses whether the… Expand
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