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Institutions and Democratic Citizenship

Axel Hadenius


The book contains two parts that have a broad theme in common. The aim in Part I is to contribute to the debate on democracy's preconditions. Drawing on a broad range of theories, the author specifies certain societal and institutional traits that can serve to further democracy. Democratic development in Africa, Latin America, and India is then compared. The conclusion is that democracy is not the product of social and economic forces first of all. To a greater extent, it is the consequence of prevailing institutional conditions, i.e. the nature of the state

Keywords: Africa, democracy, democratic development, economic development, Europe, governance, India, institutional development, Latin America, state

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780199246663
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199246661.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Axel Hadenius, author
Uppsala University

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