Determinants of lasting democracy in poor countries
AbstractThis article presents a statistical study of the determinants of democracy in the postwar period. Important variables are found to be former status as a British colony, island status, the share of the population professing Islam, the percentage of European descent, penteration of the English language during colonial rule, and ethnic homogeneity.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 28048.
Date of creation: 2001
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Publication status: Published in Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 1.573(2001): pp. 16-41
democracy; development; culture; ethnic homogeneity;
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