How democracy happens by mattsteinglass
May 21, 2009, 7:42 pm
Filed under: democracy, Development

Apparently, first your country gets rich, and then it has a crisis involving a drop in economic growth. Also, it helps to be located next to other democracies, and it hurts to be an exporter of fuel. And once you’ve been back and forth a few times between democracy and autocracy, you tend to keep going back and forth.

Sounds right to me.


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