Democratization: A Comparative Analysis of 170 Countries

by Tatu Vanhanen, Democratization, Vol. 11(3), 2004.





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.