Clague, Christopher and Gleason, Suzanne and Knack, Stephen (2001): Determinants of lasting democracy in poor countries. Published in: Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science , Vol. 573, No. 1 (January 2001): pp. 16-41.
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This 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.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Determinants of lasting democracy in poor countries|
|Keywords:||democracy, development, culture, ethnic homogeneity|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O10 - General|
|Depositing User:||Stephen Knack|
|Date Deposited:||14. Jan 2011 12:31|
|Last Modified:||19. Feb 2013 15:26|
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