Democracy and Development
By (author) Axel Hadenius
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Democracy and Development by Axel Hadenius
Book DescriptionThis book is a thorough investigation into the requisites of democracy. Based on data from 132 sovereign states of the Third World, it first establishes a scale to measure the level of democracy existing in these countries. The author discusses various interpretations of the meaning of political democracy, and emerges with a specification of its essential elements which includes such elements as the holding of elections to central decision-making organs, and the maintenance of certain fundamental political liberties. Theories concerning the requisites of democracy are then examined in order to explain the manifest differences in the level of democracy among the states of the Third World. The author employs statistical techniques including regression analysis to test theories related to socio-economic conditions, demographic and cultural factors, and institutional arrangements. This book thus provides a wide-ranging examination both of the elements which constitute democracy, and of the factors which explain its varying prevalence.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521055307
(228mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 21-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Axel Hadenius
American Exceptionalism Revisited, Hardback (June 2015)
American Exceptionalism Revisted provides a broad overview of the various features that signify American politics-with a focus on the separation of powers, parties, and elections.
Institutions and Democratic Citizenship, Hardback (July 2001)
This text contains two parts: the aim in Part One is to contribute to the debate on democracy's preconditions by isolating certain societal and institutional traits which can serve to further democracy. The historical development of state structures is the object of analysis in Part Two.
Democracy's Victory and Crisis, Paperback (August 1997)
Leading scholars from a range of disciplines address questions central to the development and survival of democratic rule.
Democracy and Development, Hardback (September 1992)» View all books by Axel Hadenius
This book is a wide-ranging study of the meaning of democracy and the factors which determine its level.
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