Level of Development and Democracy

@article{Mainwaring2003LevelOD,
  title={Level of Development and Democracy},
  author={Scott An{\'i}bal Mainwaring and An{\'i}bal P{\'e}rez-Li{\~n}{\'a}n},
  journal={Comparative Political Studies},
  year={2003},
  volume={36},
  pages={1031 - 1067}
}
In this article, the relationship between modernization and democracy in Latin America from 1945 to 1996 is analyzed on the basis of quantitative data. Three arguments are made. First, it is shown that the level of development had a modest impact on the likelihood of democracy in Latin America from 1945 to 1996. Democracy in Latin America has survived in the face of a low level of development, and it has faltered despite moderately high per capita income. Second, it is shown that per capita… Expand

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