Economic Development and Democracy Reconsidered

Economic Development and Democracy Reconsidered Economic and Development Reconsidered Democracy LARRY DIAMOND Hoover Institution, Stanford University First in the Anrerican Political Science Review in publis6ed 1959, Seymour Martin &dquo;Some Social of Economic Lipset’s essay, Requisites Democracy: and Political has one of the most contro- Development Legitimacy,&dquo; proved and cited articles in the social sciences. versial, durable, frequently Asserting a broad and multistranded between economic relationship development levels and it broke new in what came to be known democracy, ground (quite often as &dquo;modernization and became an essential disparagingly) theory&dquo; reference the for all future work on the point, typically starting point, relationship between and the level of economic political systems development. was &dquo;that is related to the Lipset’s general argument simply democracy state of economic The more well-to-do a the the development. nation, greater will chances that it sustain To demonstrate democracy&dquo; (Lipset, 1960, p. 31 ).1 his he classified the countries of Latin and the America, argument, Europe democracies into two sets of two based on each, English-speaking groups their with for North and America, Australia, experience democracy: Europe, New stable democracies versus unstable democracies and dictator- Zealand, for Latin democracies and unstable versus America, dictatorships ships ; stable Within each or he http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Behavioral Scientist SAGE

Economic Development and Democracy Reconsidered

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SAGE Publications
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0002-7642
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10.1177/000276429203500407
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Economic and Development Reconsidered Democracy LARRY DIAMOND Hoover Institution, Stanford University First in the Anrerican Political Science Review in publis6ed 1959, Seymour Martin &dquo;Some Social of Economic Lipset’s essay, Requisites Democracy: and Political has one of the most contro- Development Legitimacy,&dquo; proved and cited articles in the social sciences. versial, durable, frequently Asserting a broad and multistranded between economic relationship development levels and it broke new in what came to be known democracy, ground (quite often as &dquo;modernization and became an essential disparagingly) theory&dquo; reference the for all future work on the point, typically starting point, relationship between and the level of economic political systems development. was &dquo;that is related to the Lipset’s general argument simply democracy state of economic The more well-to-do a the the development. nation, greater will chances that it sustain To demonstrate democracy&dquo; (Lipset, 1960, p. 31 ).1 his he classified the countries of Latin and the America, argument, Europe democracies into two sets of two based on each, English-speaking groups their with for North and America, Australia, experience democracy: Europe, New stable democracies versus unstable democracies and dictator- Zealand, for Latin democracies and unstable versus America, dictatorships ships ; stable Within each or he

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American Behavioral ScientistSAGE

Published: Mar 1, 1992

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