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Economic Development and Democracy. Does Industrialization Lead to Universal Suffrage?

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  • Roger Congleton

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Economic development is widely believed to stimulate the development of democratic institutions. This paper supports that argument, but suggests that the connection between industrialization and democracy is quite indirect.

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  • Roger Congleton, 2004. "Economic Development and Democracy. Does Industrialization Lead to Universal Suffrage?," Homo Oeconomicus, Institute of SocioEconomics, vol. 21, pages 283-314.
  • Handle: RePEc:hom:homoec:v:21:y:2004:p:283-314
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    1. Aidt, Toke S. & Jensen, Peter S., 2014. "Workers of the world, unite! Franchise extensions and the threat of revolution in Europe, 1820–1938," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 72(C), pages 52-75.
    2. Jeremy Horpedahl, 2011. "Political exchange and the voting franchise: universal democracy as an emergent process," Constitutional Political Economy, Springer, vol. 22(3), pages 203-220, September.

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