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Economic integration and incipient democracy [electronic resource] / Philip I. Levy.

Author/Creator:
Levy, Philip I.
Other Title:
JSTOR Security Studies.
Publication:
Washington, DC : American Enterprise Institute, 2008.
Series:
AEI working paper ; no. 142.
AEI working paper ; no. 142
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource
Subjects:
Democratization.
Democratization -- China.
Economic policy.
China -- Economic policy.
System Details:
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Summary:
"Contrary to the common approach in the literature, the economic and other forces that push countries toward democratization are continuous rather than discrete. This paper argues that failure to account for the latent variable of 'incipient democracy' can bias estimates of democracy's determinants. The paper presents a new avenue by which economic integration can foster democracy, one that focuses on the means for democratization rather than the motive. This strengthening of civil society is identified as a necessary component of economic integration with modern distributed production, though we would not expect to see it in autocracies dependent on natural resource trade. The arguments are applied to the case of China."
Notes:
"March 20, 2008."
Title from title screen.
OCLC:
859672269
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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