1st Edition

A Comparative Analysis of 170 Countries

ISBN 9780415318600
Published September 4, 2003 by Routledge
320 Pages

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Book Description

This book examines the relationship between indicators of resource distribution and democratization in the group of 170 countries with data ranging from the 1850s to the present day. Vanhanen constructs a compelling argument, concluding that the emergence of democracy is closely linked to resource distribution.



Tatu Vanhanen is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the University of Tampere, Finland. He is also the author of The Process of Democratization, Prospects of Democracy and The Democratization of Eastern Europe.