Islam and democracy
AbstractUsing the POLITY IV and Freedom House indices, Rowley and Smith (Public Choice 139(3–4):273, 2009 ) found that countries with Muslim majorities enjoy less freedom and are less democratic than countries in which Muslims are a minority. Because the POLITY IV and Freedom House indices have been criticized on several grounds, I reinvestigate Rowley and Smith’s finding using the new Democracy-Dictatorship data from Cheibub et al. (Public Choice 143(1–2):67, 2010 ). The empirical results confirm that countries with Muslim majorities are indeed less likely to be democratic. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
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- Niklas Potrafke, 2010. "Islam and Democracy," Working Paper Series of the Department of Economics, University of Konstanz 2010-10, Department of Economics, University of Konstanz.
- Z12 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Religion
- O11 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
- P16 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Political Economy of Capitalism
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