How development leads to democracy: what we know about modernization

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Democratic institutions tend to emerge only when certain social and cultural conditions exist. But economic development and modernization push those conditions in the right direction and make democracy increasingly likely.
Original languageEnglish
JournalForeign Affairs
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)33-48
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 04.2009
Externally publishedYes