Political Development, Revisited

@article{Hagopian2000PoliticalDR,
  title={Political Development, Revisited},
  author={Frances Hagopian},
  journal={Comparative Political Studies},
  year={2000},
  volume={33},
  pages={880 - 911}
}
This article reviews four decades of scholarship on political development. It contends that the theoretical ambitions of the early political development literature to frame the comparative inquiry of politics and political change in less developed countries were undermined by intellectual challenges to the paradigms of modernization and structural functionalism and that the literature’s teleological dimension was contradicted by real-world events. Nonetheless, in subsequent decades, the field… Expand
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