Modernization: Theories and Facts

@article{Przeworski1997ModernizationTA,
  title={Modernization: Theories and Facts},
  author={Adam Przeworski and Fernando Papaterra Limongi Neto},
  journal={World Politics},
  year={1997},
  volume={49},
  pages={155 - 183}
}
What makes political regimes rise, endure, and fall? The main question is whether the observed close relation between levels of economic development and the incidence of democratic regimes is due to democracies being more likely to emerge or only more likely to survive in the more developed countries. We answer this question using data concerning 135 countries that existed at any time between 1950 and 1990. We find that the level of economic development does not affect the probability of… 

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